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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Mashona and the Matabele
Published By: Original publisher
Cape Town: Juta & Co.. 1950. x, 310 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Charles Bullock
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
Historical reconstruction (174);
Mode of marriage (583);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Pastoral activities (233);
Spirits and gods (776);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Extended families (596);
Purification and atonement (783);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Public welfare (657);
Literary texts (539);
Judicial authority (692);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Special burial practices and funerals (766);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an updated version of the author's 1927 work,
[i]The Mashona[/i]. This edition contains more information on the Matabele (Ndebele) people
than the original and that information has been indexed separately. The information is
based on personal observations of the Shona and Ndebele over an indeterminate period the
author served as a government official in the region. This source includes identification
of the Shona and Ndebele groups and other neighboring tribes, and information on culture
history, birth, childhood, adolescence, marriage, totemism, the cattle complex, family
life, language, religion, the status and role of the dead, social and political
organization and structure, law, and justice.
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
updated from the 1927 edition. Includes glossary and
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.
John Beierle; 1991
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shona (African people)