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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The king and people of Fiji: containing a life of Thakombau; with notices of the Fijians, their manners, customs, and superstitions, previous to the great religious reformation in 1854
Published By: Original publisher
London: Wesleyan conference office. 1866. xii, 435 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Joseph Waterhouse
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Bau Fijians (OQ12)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Form and rules of government (642);
Chief executive (643);
Inter-community relations (628);
Aftermath of combat (727);
War veterans (729);
Cult of the dead (769);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Spirits and gods (776);
Offenses against life (682);
Religious offenses (688);
Social personality (156);
Gender status (562);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Gender roles and issues (890);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author, a missionary, befriended the Vunivalu (war and executive chief) Cakobau (Thakombau), whom he converted to Christianity. Subjects covered range from general descriptions of court politics and etiquette to analysis of religious practices that led to the tragic killing and cannibalistic consumption of war captives and of some widows. Also covered are mythology, community organization, and specific features of inter-island warfare and of hosting guests—including missionaries, American mariners, and Tongan kings.
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
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.
Teferi Abate Adem
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
Fijians//Thakombau, Chief of the Fiji Islands, 1817-1883