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Ethnology: Fundamental Ethnical Problems; The Primary Ethnical Groups

Ethnology: Fundamental Ethnical Problems; The Primary Ethnical Groups

by A. H. Keane


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The Cambridge Geographical Series originated in the late nineteenth century as a means of providing introductory guides to a broad variety of topics. In this volume, which was first published in 1896, the focus is on theories of ethnology and race as they existed at the time of publication. Whilst many of the concepts put forward will seem outdated to the modern reader, this remains a fascinating document of its period. It will be of particular value to anyone with an interest in the colonial mindset, the history of racial categorisation, or early developments in anthropology and ethnology.

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ISBN-13: 9781107648135
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Fundamental Problems: 1. Preliminary; 2. Physical evolution of man; 3. Mental evolution of man; 4. Antiquity of man: general considerations; 5. The antiquity of man: Palæolithic Age; 6. Antiquity of man: Neolithic and Metal Ages; 7. Specific unity of man; 8. Varietal diversity of man: physical criteria of race; 9. Varietal diversity of man: mental criteria of race; Part II. The Primary Ethnical Groups: 10. Main divisions of the Hominidæ; 11. Homo æthiopicus; 12. Homo Mongolicus; 13. Homo Americanus; 14. Homo Caucasius; Addenda; Index.

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