Howell, P. P. (Paul Philip). The death of a Reth of the Shilluk and the installation of his successor

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

Title: The death of a Reth of the Shilluk and the installation of his successor

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 27

Published By: Original publisher Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 27 Khartoum: [s.n.]. 1946. 4-85 p., 9 plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By P. P. Howell and W. P. G. Thomson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The authors present a description of the funeral and installation ceremonies of the Reth which does not differ significantly from materials available in other published accounts. Somewhat greater detail is given, e.g., the sib affiliations of individuals chosen to select a new reth are listed, full descriptions of sacred objects and effigies are included, etc. The authors point out that the full installation ceremony had not taken place for a number of years due to foreign control and unsettled conditions. The authors suggest that many elements may have been forgotten or undergone change.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. fj23-019

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 85)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1943-1944

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, Ethnologist-5

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). not specified

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)


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