Howell, P. P. (Paul Philip). The election and installation of Reth Kur Wad Fafiti of the Shilluk

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

Title: The election and installation of Reth Kur Wad Fafiti of the Shilluk

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 34, part 2

Published By: Original publisher Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 34, part 2 Khartoum: [s.n.]. 1953. 189-203 p., 4 plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by P. P. Howell; with an account of the final ceremonies by J. O. Udal

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 This article describes the manner in which a Shilluk king is elected and the ceremony of installation witnessed by the author. Beliefs about the sacred character of the king are described and related to ritual elements in the ceremony. Variations in rites are discussed and related either to fears of opposition and rebellion on the part of the king who may wish to shorten the time period and/or to flexibility in the order of the ceremonies themselves. In addition to the ceremony witnessed by the author, observations of several Europeans are included relating to installation ceremonies not witnessed by Howell.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. fj23-024

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. 202-203)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1951-1952

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-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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