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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fortune, Reo, 1903-1979
/$/Australian National Research
Manus religion: an ethnological study of the Manus natives of
the Admiralty Islands
Published By: Original publisher
Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society. 1935. x,
391 p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by R.F. Fortune
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
Gender status (562);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Sex and marital offenses (684);
Theory of disease (753);
Life and death (761);
General character of religion (771);
Purification and atonement (783);
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 the result of six months field work
undertaken by the author, a well known professional anthropologist, among the Manus of the
Admiralty Islands. It is an exhaustive and highly intricate study of the Manus 'Sir Ghost'
cult and its repercussions on the established religious system of the people. Of prime
importance in the religious system of the Manus are the oracles whose interpretations of
illnesses are based on sins of omission or commission on the part of the mortals as
revealed to them by the offended ghosts of the dead through divination. Many examples are
given in the text of cases in which illness was the direct result of sin, and how, through
expiation, these illnesses were 'cured.'
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
Manus religion. |Australian National Research Council
Expedition to the New Guinea Littoral, 1928-29
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.
John Beierle ; 1962
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)
Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Manus (Papua New Guinea people)