Kennett, Austin. Bloodmoney: Western Desert

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

Title: Bloodmoney: Western Desert

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bedouin justice : laws and customs among the Egyptian Bedouin

Published By: Original publisher Bedouin justice : laws and customs among the Egyptian Bedouin Cambridge: At the University Press. 1925. 60-78 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Austin Kennett

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Libyan Bedouin (MT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ingroup antagonisms (578); Offenses against life (682); Offenses against the person (683); Legal norms (671); Liability (672); Initiation of judicial proceedings (694); Trial procedure (695);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source presents a study of the laws relevant to the paying of bloodmoney among the Libyan Bedouin occupying the western desert region of the United Arab Republic. The author gathered his data while serving as British Administrative Officer in the Libyan Desert around the year 1921. The major work from which this chapter was taken deals with the general topic of Bedouin justice and therefore covers other Bedouin groups -- the Sinai Arabs, Eastern Desert and additional Western Desert Bedouins -- outside the scope of the immediate file focus. This particular source contains several case histories illustrating the violation of Bedouin legal norms particularly in reference to the taking of human life and the resulting payment of bloodmoney as settlement of the debt incurred. Interesting insights are found throughout the source on concepts of liability, legal norms and judicial procedures.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. mt09-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1921

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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; Martin Malone ; 1974

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1921

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Western Desert, Egypt

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bedouins


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