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Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment

Title
Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment / Han F. Vermeulen.
ISBN
9780803255425 (hardback)
080325542X (hardback)
9780803277380 (epub)
9780803277397 (mobi)
Publication
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Physical Description
xxiii, 718 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm.
Summary
"An extensive study of the emergence of ethnology and ethnography, and how theories in Europe and Russia during the eighteenth century experienced a paradigm shift with the work of Franz Boas starting in 1886"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 23, 2015
Series
Critical studies in the history of anthropology
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. History and Theory of Anthropology and Ethnology : Introduction
2. Theory and Practice : G.W. Leibniz and the Advancement of Science in Russia
3. Enlightenment and Pietism : D.G. Messerschmidt and the Early Exploration of Siberia
4. Ethnography and Empire : G.F. Müller and the Description of Siberian Peoples
5. Anthropology and the Orient : C. Niebuhr and the Danish-German Arabia Expedition
6. From the Field to the Study : A.L. Schlözer and the German Invention of Völkerkunde
7. Anthropology in the German Enlightenment : Plural Approaches to Human Diversity
8. Epilogue: Reception of the German Ethnographic Tradition.
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