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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
An essay on the religion of the Bambara
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Presses universitaires de France. 1951. HRAF ms:
iv, 293 p. [original: xx, 240 p.] ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Germaine Dieterlen ; préf. de Marcel Griaule
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Hunting and trapping (224);
Woven and other interworked fabrics (286);
Special garments (292);
Body alterations (304);
Smiths and their crafts (326);
General tools (412);
Age stratification (561);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a general work by a well-known French ethnographer
dealing with Bambara religion and its relations with other aspects of the culture. The main
sections of the book are concerned with mythology, the gods, the individual and his
religion, sacrifice and the altar, technology and religion, the cults, various rites, and
divination. Dieterlen tries to relate each individual aspect of Bambara religion to basic
philosophy and world-view. She also shows the relationship of Bambara religion to other
religions in the Sudan, which resemble it in most basic aspects.
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
English translation from French
Issued also as thesis, Université de Paris|Translation
of: [Essai sur la religion bambara]|The original French text is not included Includes
bibliographical references (p. -235) Translated for the HRAF files by Katia Wolf in
1960|Not translated: preface and bibliography
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.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1960
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
Bambara (African people)