Greenberg, Joseph Harold, 1915-. The influence of Islam on a Sudanese religion

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

Title: The influence of Islam on a Sudanese religion

Published By: Original publisher New York: J. J. Augustin. 1946. x, 73 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Joseph Greenberg

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. Hausa (MS12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of religious acculturation among the Hausa of northern Nigeria. Greenberg bases his work on historical records and field experience in both pagan villages and the Muslim city of Kano, presenting a summary of the pagan culture, a detailed analysis of the pagan religion, and an examination of the diffusion of Mohammedan culture through the Malams, a native class of learned men. Greenberg treats also the resulting religion which is a combination of pagan, Muslim, combined, and newer features.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. ms12-002

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

Note: 'This work was carried on {by the author} as a field fellow of the Social Science Research Council, under the auspices of Northwestern University and the results were submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctor of philosophy requirements at this university.' Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-73)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1938-1939

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 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) Nigeria

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

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