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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
La religion et la magie Songhay
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Presses universitaires de France. 1960. iv, 327 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
External relations (648);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
General character of religion (771);
Spirits and gods (776);
Theological systems (779);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Religious denominations (795);
Texts translated into english (902);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This comprehensive French language account of Songhai
religion begins with the many regional and historical influences that have added to the
corpus of Songhai cults and deities. The author also discusses the cosmology, myths, and
magic associated with various possession and healing ceremonies. The book includes eight
end plates of drawings and photographs.
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
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.
Ian Skoggard; 2016
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)
Tillabéri region, Niger
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Songhai (African people)