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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Zulu thought-patterns and symbolism
Published By: Original publisher
Uppsala: Swedish Institute of Missionary Research. 1976.
402 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Axel-Ivar Berglund
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. 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
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Domesticated animals (231);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Personal grooming (302);
Medical therapy (757);
Medical personnel (759);
Life and death (761);
Cult of the dead (769);
Religious beliefs (770);
Religious practices (780);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Ideas about nature and people (820);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a study of Zulu ritual beliefs and practices
presented from the Zulu point of view. In order to present the Zulu point of view, the
author quotes extensively from conversations and interviews he had with Zulu diviners and
others and presents materials in a descriptive rather than analytic fashion. The main
topics covered by the study are beliefs about spirits and divinities, diviners and
divination, witchcraft and sorcery, ritual practices, and symbolism and dualism in Zulu
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Originally presented as the author's thesis,
University of Cape Town Includes bibliographical references (p. 390-396) and index
Footnotes appear at the end of each chapter and have only been indexed for categories when
they contain important information. The footnotes may be found in Information Sources
Listed In Other Works (113).
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.
Eleanor C. Swanson ; Martin Malone ; 1979
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)
Mapumulo Village, KwaZulu-Natal, South
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)