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Title Strange beliefs : Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard, 1902-1973 / produced and directed by Andre Singer ; written and presented by Bruce Dakowski
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Strangers abroad ; 6
Summary Edward Evans-Pritchard was the first trained anthropologist to do work in Africa, where he lived among the Azande and studied their belief in witchcraft. Later, he worked with the Nuer tribe in the Sudan. His work on witchcraft caused philosophers to ask how rational thinking could be defined; his study of tribal organization intrigued political theorists; his attention to the sophisticated religious sentiments of so-called primitive peoples has strongly influenced theologians
Notes Documentary
Originally issued as motion picture in 1985
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973.
Witchcraft -- Sudan.
Zande (African people) -- Religion.
Nuer (African people) -- Religion.
Anthropologists -- Sudan -- Biography.
Documentary films.
Historical films.
Sudan -- Religious life and customs.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Singer, André, 1945-
Dakowski, Bruce.
Barrie, Chris, 1960-
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
Other Titles Strange beliefs - Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973)
Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard, 1902-1973