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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cetewayo, King of Zululand, approximately
Webb, Colin de B.
Wright, John B. (John Britten), 1942-
A Zulu king speaks: statements made by Cetshwayo kaMpande on
the history and customs of his people
Published By: Original publisher
Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal. 1978. xxiv, 126 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
edited by C. de B. Webb and J. B. Wright
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
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Military organization (701);
Instigation of war (721);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source consists of three documents which were dictated
by Cetshwayo, the Zulu king, while he was a prisoner in exile. The first item is a survey
of Zulu history, including the events leading to the war of 1879. The second item is a
letter to Sir Hercules Robinson, governor of the Cape Colony. The letter gives Cetshwayo's
version of the war and his objections to being exiled. The third item 'records statements
about the law and customs of the Zulu kingdom elicited from Cetshwayo under interrogation'
by the Cape Government Commission (p. xxii).
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 and index
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
Government Official, Indigene-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Marlene Martin ; 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)