Hall, R. de Z. (Robert de Zouche), 1904-1995. The study of native court records as a method of ethnological inquiry

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

Title: The study of native court records as a method of ethnological inquiry

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 11

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 11 London: Oxford University Press. 1938. 412-426 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication R DeZ. Hall

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. Barundi (FO58)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Pastoral activities (233); Chief executive (643); Real property (423); Ethnic stratification (563); Manipulative mobility (557); Advisers to the chief executive (645); Legal norms (671); Arranging a marriage (584); Sex and marital offenses (684); Nonfulfillment of obligations (686); Mode of marriage (583); Basis of marriage (581); (435691); Initiation of judicial proceedings (694); Sanctions (681); Termination of marriage (586);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source deals with the various aspects of native law and custom as revealed by the study of native court records. The author studied these records from the court book of Bugufi, a chiefdom in the north-west section of Tanganyika during the time he was stationed in the region from 1929-31. In all, 850 cases were examined, starting with the year 1924 and ending in 1930. In general, most of this study deals with marital cases--broken obligations, return of the bride price, and the termination of the marriage, as recorded in the court book. Many illustrative cases are quoted in the study to point out the workings of native law and moral custom.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. fo58-003

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1929-1931

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 ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1929-1938

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Rundi (African people)


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