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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Westermarck, Edward, 1862-1939
Ritual and belief in Morocco
Published By: Original publisher
London: Macmillan and Co.. 1926. HRAF pagination: i-xxxii,
1-99 p. [original: xxxii, 608 p. 1 plate. ; xviii, 629 p.] [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Edward Westermarck ...
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Berbers of Morocco (MX03)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Spirits and gods (776);
Luck and chance (777);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Purification and atonement (783);
Infant feeding (853);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source was written by an ethnologist on the basis of
seven years of field work undertaken in twenty-one journeys to Morocco. In the case of the
Rif, the author worked through informants and did not actually visit the area he describes.
Although the value of Westermarck's materials has been questioned by some, his material is
cited frequently in the literature. Despite the fact that many of his data were not based
on direct observation, his long residence in the area gives them some weight. The work has
been excerpted since only a relatively small portion of it pertains to the Central Rif. The
material includes data on the sanctity of objects, places and persons, information on
sorcery and the ceremonial cycle, and sections on luck, funeral custom, ethnozoology, and
ethnobotany. Westermarck's complicated system of phonetic transcription of native words has
been omitted in the HRAF text.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
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.
James R. Leary ; 1959
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings