Senfft, Arno, 1864-1909. The legal customs of the Yap natives

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

Title: The legal customs of the Yap natives

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Globus -- Vol. 91

Published By: Original publisher Globus -- Vol. 91 Braunschweig: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn. 1907. HRAF ms: 1, 39 leaves [original: 139-143, 149-153, 171-175 p.] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Arno Senfft

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Yapese (OR22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Community structure (621); Law (670); Composition of population (162); Castes (564); Offenses and sanctions (680); Serfdom and peonage (566); Territorial organization (630); Community (620);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article, written by a German colonial official, concerns the legal and social customs of the Yapese. The first section discusses family and personal law. It covers normative behavior associated with reproduction, sex, marriage, divorce, death and inheritance, and discusses social stratification including caste, class and sex distinctions. The second section concerns property rights and sanctions for violation of those rights. The most common sanction, which is referred to frequently throughout the text, is BUNGUT, the distraint of property belonging to the wrongdoer. The third section concerns sanctions for criminal offences and the methods for executing of enforcing those sanctions. The final section discusses political structure, the tax system, warfare, and international relations.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

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. or22-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Die Rechtsitten der Jap-Eingeborenen] Translated from the German in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1900-ca. 1905

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. Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; 1975

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1905

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)


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