O'Fahey, R. S. (Rex S.). Slavery and the slave trade in Dār Fūr

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

Title: Slavery and the slave trade in Dār Fūr

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of African history -- Vol. 14, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Journal of African history -- Vol. 14, no. 1 [London, New York]: Cambridge University Press. 1973. 29-43 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By R. S. O'Fahey

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Fur (MQ08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Historical reconstruction (174); Form and rules of government (642); Chief executive (643); Executive household (644); Slavery (567); Instigation of war (721); Recruitment and training (702); Administrative agencies (647); Status, role, and prestige (554); Labor supply and employment (464); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Taxation and public income (651); External trade (439); Political intrigue (662); Life history materials (159);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document For several centuries the Fur were governed by hereditary sultans who relied on a large bureaucracy consisting of provincial rulers, title-holder officials, warriors, and enslaved workers. This is a study of the roles played by slaves both as both laborers and politico-military functionaries in the Sultan’s executive household. Also discussed is how successive sultans levied taxes on the exchange of slaves or sold them directly in the export market.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. mq08-007

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Teferi Abate Adem

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 Historian- 4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2020

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1750-1874

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Darfur (Sudan)


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