The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and Social Condition of Savages (Classic Reprint)

The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and Social Condition of Savages (Classic Reprint)

by John Lubbock
     
 

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In my work on 'Prehistoric Times' I have devoted several chapters to the description of modern savages, because the weapons and implements now used by the lower races of men throw much light on the signification and use of those discovered in

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In my work on 'Prehistoric Times' I have devoted several chapters to the description of modern savages, because the weapons and implements now used by the lower races of men throw much light on the signification and use of those discovered in ancient tumuli, or in the drift gravels; and because a knowledge of modern savages and their modes of life enables us more accurately to picture, and more vividly to conceive the manners and customs of our ancestors in bygone ages.

In the present volume, which is founded on a course of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the spring of 1868, I propose more particularly to describe the social and mental condition of savages, their art, their systems of marriage and of relationship, their religions, language, moral character, and laws. Subsequently I shall hope to publish those portions of my lectures which have reference to their houses, dress, boats, arms, implements, &c.

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ISBN-13:
9781330192771
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/25/2015
Pages:
622
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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