Brelsford, William Vernon. The succession of Bemba chiefs: a guide for district officers

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

Title: The succession of Bemba chiefs: a guide for district officers

Published By: Original publisher [Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia: Printed by the Govt. Printer. 1944]. iv, 43 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by W. B. Brelsford

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Bemba (FQ05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Territorial hierarchy (631);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The political stability of the Bemba society is dependent upon the smooth functioning of its rule of succession. The hierarchy of Bemba chieftainships is graded and the installation of a new chief often involves a series of political readjustments spread over several districts. This source describes, with the help of genealogical tables and historical examples, the intricate system of succession. Since chieftainships are monopolized by the royal line, data on kinship structure are found throughout the monograph. The author was a district officer at the time of writing.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. fq05-006

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1940

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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Zambia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bemba (African people)

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