Lewis, I. M.. Sufism in Somaliland: a study in tribal Islam - I & II

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

Title: Sufism in Somaliland: a study in tribal Islam - I & II

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London -- Vols. 17, 18

Published By: Original publisher Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London -- Vols. 17, 18 London: The School. 1955-1956. HRAF: 1-38 p. [original: 581-602 p. ; 145-156 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication I. M. Lewis

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Somali (MO04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a scholarly study of the Islamization of the Cushitic religion which facilitated the spread of Islam in Somaliland, and the mechanism through which the sedentary Sufi communities were assimilated into the nomadic social organization. Somali religious concepts and practices are described along with the author's theoretical discussion. Lewis, a trained anthropologist, based this study on a survey of the published literature.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. mo04-007

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1959

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Somalis

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