Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Witchcraft, oracles and magic among the Azande

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Introductory

Chapter I Manner In Which The Book Is Written

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Chapter Ii A List Of Terms Employed In Describing Zande Customs And Beliefs

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Chapter Iii An Outline Of Zande Culture

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Part I Witchcraft

Chapter I Witchcraft Is An Organic And Hereditary Phenomenon

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Chapter Ii Witchcraft-substance Is Revealed By Autopsy

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Chapter Iii Other Evil Agents Are Associated With Witchcraft

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Chapter Iv The Notion Of Witchcraft Explains Unfortunate Events

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Chapter V Action Against Witchcraft Is Socially Controlled

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Chapter Vi Sufferers From Misfortunes Seek For Witches Among Their Enemies

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Chapter Vii Men Bewitch Others When They Hate Them

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Chapter Viii Are Witches Conscious Agents?

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Chapter Ix Witchcraft And Dreams

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Part Ii Witch-doctors

Chapter I How Witch-doctors Conduct A Seance

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Chapter Ii Zande Faith In Witch-doctors

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Chapter Iii Training Of A Novice In The Art Of A Witch-doctor

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Chapter Iv The Place Of Witch-doctors In Zande Society

Part Iii Oracles

Chapter I The Poison Oracle In Daily Life

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Chapter Ii Gathering Of Poison

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Chapter Iii Consulting The Poison Oracle

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Chapter Iv Problems That Arise From Consultation Of The Poison Oracle

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Chapter V Other Zande Oracles

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Part Iv Magic

Chapter I Good Magic And Sorcery

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Chapter Ii Magic And Magicians

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Chapter Iii Leechcraft

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Chapter Iv An Association For The Practice Of Magic

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Chapter V Witchcraft, Oracles, And Magic, In The Situation Of Death

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Witchcraft, oracles and magic among the Azande

Published By: Original publisher Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1937. xxv, 558 p. ill., maps

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. Azande (FO07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Ethnopsychology (828); 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 71

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. fo07-071

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926-1930

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 Social Anthropologist-5

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). 1926-1929

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)

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