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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan),
Witchcraft, oracles and magic among the Azande
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1937. xxv, 558 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
E. E. Evans-Pritchard ; foreword C. G. Seligman
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. 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
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book is the outstanding source on Azande witchcraft,
and also contains much general information on social organization. Magic, witchcraft and
oracles are the predominating interests in the culture. Evans-Pritchard studied the
relations of these beliefs and practices to one another to show that they form an
ideational system and how this is reflected in social behavior. Evans-Pritchard made three
expeditions to Zandeland, where in all he resided for twenty months.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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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.
KS ; John Beierle ; 1997
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Zande District, Sudan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zande (African people)