Schnepel, Burkhard. Shilluk kingship: power struggles and the question of succession

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

Title: Shilluk kingship: power struggles and the question of succession

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropos -- Vol. 85

Published By: Original publisher Anthropos -- Vol. 85 Salzburg, Oesterreich: Zaunrith'sche Buch-, Kunst- und Steindruckerei. 1990. 105-124 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Burkhard Schnepel

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 Form and rules of government (642); Chief executive (643); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social personality (156); Inheritance (428); Territorial hierarchy (631); Community structure (621); Localized kin groups (618); Inter-community relations (628); External relations (648); History (175);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses the nature of Shilluk King's authority by reinterpreting available ethnographic information and historical data on succession to kingship. The article argues that the Shilluk kingship represents not a divine kingship as viewed by earlier anthropologists but 'a routinized form of charismatic domination' which has to be occupied not by just any princely candidate but by the right, charismatically qualified one.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 30

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. fj23-030

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. 123-124)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1980-1982

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1990

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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