Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Language, Art and Custom in Two Volumes :: Edward Burnett Tylor soon to be presented for sale on the top-quality BookLovers of Bath web site!
Mineola: Dover Publications, 2016, Paperback.
From the cover of volume I: Use of the term culture as an expression of the full range of learned human behaviour patterns began with this classic two-volume work, first published in 1871. Edward B. Tylor, the first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, declared that culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. Tylor is credited with the establishment of anthropology as a scientific discipline, and his ground-breaking work was highly influential in the development of cultural evolution as the foundation for anthropologic studies.
Tylors unilinear model of development maintains that humans share a common history, evolving from a single primitive form. His studies of the languages,…
(x/viii) 502/470 pages. Index. Trade Paperback (9″ x 6″).
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