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Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment / Han F. Vermeulen.

Author/creator Vermeulen, Han F., 1952-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015].
Descriptionxxiii, 718 pages ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Critical studies in the history of anthropology
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.
Scope and content "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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2015012611
ISBN9780803255425 (hardback)
ISBN9781496203854 (paperback)

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