Anthropology and Ethnology

Anthropology [Greek: anthropos, man + logos, a discourse] Study of the human race in relation to its origin, evolution, distribution and culture. Aristotle is supposed to have been the first to use the term. Magnus Hundt’s(1449–1519) Anthropologium de Hominis Diginate (1501) deals with the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It was defined as ‘a treatise on man’ byDiderot and D’Alembert in 1772. The term was used in its present sense by Johan Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840), professor of medicine at Göttingen. Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), a German philosopher and professor of logic and metaphysics from Königsberg was suggested an animal origin for man in Anthropology published in 1798. Physical evidence for the antiquity of man was unearthed by Johan Friedrich Esper (1732–1781) at Gailenreuth Cave in 1770. An attempted to trace man’s ancestors was made by Heinrich Phillip August Ernest Haeckel (1834–1919) in his Generelle Morphologiae published in 1866. British surgeon, Edward Tyson (1649–1708) from Bristol published The Anatomy of the Pigmy compared with that of a Monkey, an Ape and a Man in 1698. It became a branch of science in the 18th century due to the work of Thomas Huxley, Charles Darwin (1809–1882),Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875),Edward Tylor, Arthur Keith(1866–1955), Paul Broca (1824–1880),Rudolph Virchow (1821–1902) and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach(1752–1840). The first Anthropological Society was formed in Paris by Broca in 1859. The Anthropological Society in England was founded in 1863 with John Hunt. Antiquity of Man was published by Lyell in the same year. Pierre Marcellin Boule (1861–1942), professor at the Natural History Museum in Paris who made the first complete construction of Neanderthal skeleton, published Les Hommes Fossiles in 1921. See evolution.



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Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains and the manners and customs, Sir John Lubbock, Norgate, 1878.
Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains and the manners and customs, Sir John Lubbock, Norgate, 1878.
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The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophy, Metchnikoff, William Heinmann, London Putnam 1904, First Edition
The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophy, Metchnikoff, William Heinmann, London Putnam 1904, First Edition
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First principles, Herbert Spencer 1880, a 19th century classic on social evolution and anthropology,  system of Philosophy
First principles, Herbert Spencer 1880, a 19th century classic on social evolution and anthropology, system of Philosophy
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Metamorphosis of Man and Lower Animals by A.De Quatrefages, First English translation, Robert Harswicke, London, 1864.
Metamorphosis of Man and Lower Animals by A.De Quatrefages, First English translation, Robert Harswicke, London, 1864.
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Principles of Biology, Herbert Spencer,  2 Volumes, Williams & Norgate, 1880
Principles of Biology, Herbert Spencer, 2 Volumes, Williams & Norgate, 1880
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Evolution of Man, Ernst Haeckel, 2 large volumes 1905, Watts & Co, London
Evolution of Man, Ernst Haeckel, 2 large volumes 1905, Watts & Co, London
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Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H M S Beagle, Charles Darwin 1890
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H M S Beagle, Charles Darwin 1890
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The Evolution of Man by Ernst Haeckel, Volume I Embryology and  Ontogeny, Volume II Human Stem History or Phylogeny Ernest Haeckel, 1906 good copy
The Evolution of Man by Ernst Haeckel, Volume I Embryology and Ontogeny, Volume II Human Stem History or Phylogeny Ernest Haeckel, 1906 good copy
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An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of its past and present Effects on Human Happiness, T R Malthus, Volume 1, Third Edition, 1806, modern binding, good condition,
An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of its past and present Effects on Human Happiness, T R Malthus, Volume 1, Third Edition, 1806, modern binding, good condition,
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