Arhin, Kwame. Asante praise poems: the ideology of patrimonialism

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

Title: Asante praise poems: the ideology of patrimonialism

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Paideuma -- Bd. 32

Published By: Original publisher Paideuma -- Bd. 32 Wiesbaden [etc.]: F. Steiner [etc.]. 1986. 163-197 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Kwame Arhin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Akan (FE12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Verbal arts (5310); Status, role, and prestige (554); Texts in the speaker's language (901); Texts translated into english (902);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Asante praise poems (APAEE) were recited in public by executioners during the Adae and Odwira festivals. The poems recount the heroic deeds of past kings to impress upon his subjects the king's supreme status. The Odwira festival includes the reenactment of the founding mythology of the dynasty and the parading of skulls of vanquished generals and rulers. In the poem the king embodies the highest of martial virtues and is identified with the entire nation. The article includes both a Twi transcription and English translation of a 418-line praise poem.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 34

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. fe12-034

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 (p. 197)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Not Specified

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 Social Scientist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ;1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1600-1900

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ashanti; Ghana

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Akan (African people)


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