Researches into the Early History of Mankind (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): And the Development of Civilization

Researches into the Early History of Mankind (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): And the Development of Civilization

by Edward Burnett Tylor
     
 

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In his introduction to this 1865 volume, the author indicates his method by writing that "civilization, being a process of long and complex growth, can only be understood when studied through its entire range."  His thesis is that all cultures—both in the present and long ago—have to be studied as parts of a single history of human thought. The result…  See more details below

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In his introduction to this 1865 volume, the author indicates his method by writing that "civilization, being a process of long and complex growth, can only be understood when studied through its entire range."  His thesis is that all cultures—both in the present and long ago—have to be studied as parts of a single history of human thought. The result, said the New York Times in a contemporary review, is "a most entertaining and instructive collection of archeological data."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411448667
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
396
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Edward Burnett Tylor (1832-1917) was a British anthropologist considered to be the founder of cultural evolutionism. He reintroduced the term animism—or, soul to the field.  A powerful advocate of the unity of humanity across apparent divides of race and culture, Tylor was strongly influenced by Darwin in formulating his theory of an evolutionary relationship between so-called primitive and civilized cultures.   


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