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    DescriptionAlthough social sciences such as anthropology are often thought to have been organized as academic specialties in the nineteenth century, the ideas upon which these disciplines were founded actually developed centuries earlier. In fact, the foundational concepts can be traced at least as far back as the sixteenth century, when contact with unfamiliar peoples in the New World led Europeans to create ways of describing and understanding social similarities and differences among humans. Early Anthropology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries examines the history of some of the ideas adopted to help understand the origin of culture, the diversity of traits, the significance of similarities, the sequence of high civilizations, the course of cultural change, and the theory of social evolution. It is a book that not only illuminates the thinking of a bygone age but also sheds light on the sources of attitudes still prevalent today.

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    Early Anthropology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
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    By (author) Margaret T. Hodgen
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 532
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780812210149
    ISBN 10: 081221014X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
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    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB, 3JD
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    DC22: 930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC21: 301.09031
    LC classification: 62011265
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
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    Author Information
    Margaret T. Hodgen is author of The Doctrine of Survivals: A Chapter in the History of Scientific Method in the Study of Man and Change and History: A Study of the Dated Distributions of Technological Innovations in England.
    Review quote
    "Writing with erudition and a broad grasp of the history of social thought, Hodgen demonstrates the debt owed to the period of the late Renaissance and even the centuries prior to that."-American Anthropologist