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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Kafirs of Natal and the Zulu country
Published By: Original publisher
London: E. Stanford. 1857. x, 403 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By the Rev. Joseph Shooter
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
Descriptive somatology (142);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Domesticated animals (231);
Normal garb (291);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Mode of marriage (583);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Family relationships (593);
Chief executive (643);
Executive household (644);
Offenses against life (682);
Offenses against the person (683);
Property offenses (685);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a general ethnography of the Zulu in the
middle of the nineteenth century. Standard subjects are treated, including physical
appearance, clothing, economy, marriage practices, political institutions, treatment of
crimes, religion and divination, and a relatively brief history of the wars of Shaka. The
author was a missionary who spent four years in Natal. His research methodology involved
interviewing of informants and some historical research.
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
Includes bibliographical references
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 ; 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)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)