Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. The divine kingship of the Shilluk of the Nilotic Sudan

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

Title: The divine kingship of the Shilluk of the Nilotic Sudan

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge [England]: At the University Press. 1948. iv, 40 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by E. E. Evans-Pritchard

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. Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Chief executive (643); Form and rules of government (642); Territorial hierarchy (631); Status, role, and prestige (554); Community structure (621); Lineages (613); Localized kin groups (618); Kin relationships (602);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an account of Shilluk kingship with particular emphasis on structural and ritual aspets. Although the author, a social anthropologist, has done fieldwork in the Sudan he has had only limited first hand contact with the Shilluk. The study is based on secondary materials. Comments on earlier interpretations of Shilluk kingship and a general theory of divine kingship are presented. A bibliography is included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. fj23-001

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1948

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shilluk (African people)--Kings and rulers

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