Benin

Creator(s): George Haddad

Analyst(s): Sandra Barnes

Year: 2018

Summary

Dataset of 43 statuses (positions) found in the archaeological and historical literature on the Benin Kingdom (ca. 1200 to 1897 AD. For each status, the expected roles and actual behaviors are listed, as are the rank (relative position) and bases for legitimacy of anyone holding the given status. Additional information on the society or status-holders' roles and behaviors are given as are all references from which the information came.

Cite this Record

Benin. George Haddad. 2018 ( tDAR id: 447762) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447762

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Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: Data

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Abbreviations We originally assigned abbreviations to the references cited in the previous columns. We have replaced the abbreviations with the authors' names. This column is here just in case we missed some abbreviations.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Status name Name of status/position found in the literature on the society.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Occupier of status Examples of actual people who occupied the status.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Expected roles and behaviors Roles (expected activities) of people occupying a status. For example, a king is supposed to lead troops in battle. Also, actual behaviors mentioned in the literature.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
References References cited in the other cells.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Comments, cont. Same as previous.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Comments, cont. Same as previous.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Comments, cont. Misc. information about the society, time period, or additional information about the status itself (additional roles/behaviors that did not fit in the column "Expected roles...").
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Basis of legitimacy What are the qualifications that allow a person to occupy the given status?
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Reports to The status to which a person in the given status reports. This is an alternative to the previous column.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Place in hierarchy Relative rank of someone holding a particular status.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1897

Spatial Coverage

min long: 0.71; min lat: 6.392 ; max long: 4.021; max lat: 11.34 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Paula Sabloff

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
Benin.xlsx 45.93kb Dec 12, 2018 2:17:10 PM Public
  • Translated version Benin_translated.xlsx (27.08kb)
    Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated: