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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
A Hamitic kingdom in the center of Africa: in Ruanda on the
shores of Lake Kivu (Belgian Congo)
Published By: Original publisher
Bruxelles: Libraire Falk fils, Georges van Campenhout,
Successeur. 1933. HRAF ms: v, 293 p. [original: iv, 704 p., 29 plates]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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
Form and rules of government (642);
Chief executive (643);
Land use (311);
External relations (648);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Medical therapy (757);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Pastoral activities (233);
Settlement patterns (361);
Nonalcoholic beverages (272);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Executive household (644);
Traditional history (173);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Pressure politics (664);
Military organization (701);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Books II, III, and V have not been processed for the files.
These chapters deal primarily with mythology and historical matters. In the sections
processed, the following subjects are treated: Physical and ethnological make-up of the
Ruanda, political and social organization, psychology of the people; a short historical
account of the Hamitic invasion of Ruanda; the Royal court personnel and activities; and
funeral practices. Almost all discussion of Rundi culture by the author is based on
observations made in and about the royal court. Although much of the author's writing is
derived from personal experiences among the Rundi, it is apparent that a good deal of his
data was obtained from unidentified informants and perhaps suffers from having been
transmitted orally through several individuals. The author makes a number of general
statements about 'blacks' which, if interpreted as 'Rundi,' may have some authority; but if
taken at face value, seem to be unfounded generalizations. The author was a missionary of
the White Fathers.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from French
Translation of: [Un Royaume hamite au Centre de
l'Afrique: au Ruanda sur les Bords du Lac Kivu (Conge Belge)] Translated for the HRAF files
by Bernard Scholl in 1960|Not translated: pages 95-346, 541-700
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1960
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