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

Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment / Han F. Vermeulen.
9780803255425 (hardback)
9780803277397 (mobi)
9780803277403 (e-book)
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
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1 online resource (747 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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"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.
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Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Critical studies in the history of anthropology
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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