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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan),
A final contribution to the study of Zande culture
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 35
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 35
London: University of Oxford Press. 1965. 1-7 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
E. E. Evans-Pritchard
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Body alterations (304);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Linguistic identification (197);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this short article, Evans-Pritchard discusses the
historical origins of several Azande institutions: secret medicine societies, body
mutilation and circumcision, burial and mortuary forms, and some vocabulary items. He
argues that these traits, and perhaps many others as well, were not internal developments
but probably derive from foreign contact and acculturation during the periods of Azande
conquests and invasions. While his evidence for the derivation of these institutions is by
no means conclusive of definitive, the fact that the Azande have had intensive external
relations with other societies, through trade or warfare, at least indirectly supports the
idea of acculturation.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Gilbert Winer ; 1968-1969
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
ca. 1865 - ca. 1905
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zande (African people)