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Author Vermeulen, Han F., 1952- author

Title Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment / Han F. Vermeulen
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 718 pages)
Series Critical studies in the history of anthropology
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 -- Influence.
Anthropology -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- Germany.
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- Europe -- History.
Ethnology -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.
Ethnology -- Russia -- History.
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803277385 (electronic bk.)
0803277407 (electronic bk.)
9780803277380 (electronic bk.)
9780803277403 (electronic bk.)