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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Dempsey, James, 1906-
Mission on the Nile
Published By: Original publisher
London: Burns & Oates. 1955. xxii, 1-149 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by James Dempsey of Mill Hill
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.
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 document by a Roman Catholic priest is an excellent
descriptive account of village life, daily routine and mission activity among the Shilluk.
There are detailed accounts of the history and background of the area, problems and growth
of the mission, ceremonies associated with installation of a new king, labor and leisure
activity, mission education, government and judicial authority, clothing and adornment. The
document also contains a number of life histories, personal experiences and specific
incidents which took place during the author's 14 years in the field.
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
Only pages xxii, 1-149; 11 plates; 3 maps are included
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.
Millicent Kim ; 1963
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
Missions--Sudan/Shilluk (African people)