Victorian Anthropology

Victorian Anthropology

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Stocking examines the portrayal of primitive peoples by Victorian travellers and missionaries. He shows how their attitudes towards the dark-skinned savages corresponded to their view of the proletarian masses produced by the Industrial Revolution.languages derived from a€œsome common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists. ... In this spirit, Friedrich Schlegel went to Paris in 1802 to immerse himself in manuscript sources and learn the Sanskrit language. By 1805, however, I-i.T. Colebrookea#39;s essay on the much older Vedas had called into question the monotheistic image derived from ]onesa#39; Laws of ... interest in national cultural origins, approached comparative philology from the outer branches of the Indo- European tree.

Title:Victorian Anthropology
Author:George Stocking
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 1991-09-30


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