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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Smith, M. G. (Michael Garfield)
Government in Zazzau 1800-1950
Published By: Original publisher
London, England: Published for the International African
Institute by Oxford University Press. 1960. xii, 371 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
M. G. Smith
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is a historical description and structural
analysis of the political developments in Zaria over a 150-year period. It is based on the
oral traditions and written source material of the people of Zaria themselves, as well as
on descriptions by European travelers and administrators. In the analysis of the final
period (from the 1930's to 1950) it is pointed out that despite the introduction of modern
democratic political and administrative institutions, it is the traditional alliance system
which is followed in actuality.
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. 356-358) 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.
Sigrid Khera ; Sarah Bridges ; 1973-1974
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)
Zaria Province, Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hausa (African people)