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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)
The Konso of Ethiopia: A study of the values of an east
Published By: Original publisher
Central Milton Keynes: AuthorHouse. 2008. xix, 514 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
C. R. Hallpike
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. 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
Settlement patterns (361);
Community structure (621);
Streets and traffic (363);
Community heads (622);
Community councils (623);
Inter-community relations (628);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Revelation and divination (787);
Land use (311);
Water supply (312);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Form and rules of government (642);
Real property (423);
Research and development (654);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book examines the ways traditional Konso values gave
coherence to their social institutions and religious rituals. Emphasis on the values of
communal life and masculinity led to the continuity of a unique settlement pattern
consisting of compact, stone walled towns situated atop extensively terraced hills. In each
town, one finds not just individual homesteads and wards, but also well cared for communal
ritual spaces and men’s houses, together with clusters of standing stones and
anthropomorphic wooden grave figures commemorating battles and hometown
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 479-487) 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.
Teferi Abate Adem
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)
Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations,
Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Konso (African people)