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Title: Researches Into the Physical History of Man
Description: Chicago, University of Chicago Press, [1973]. Reprint. orig.cloth. 22x14cm, cxliv,(4),568p, A smal tear to top spine edge.. Some rubbing. Binding corner bumps. Good. Edited and with an introductory essay by George W. Stocking, Jr. Reprint of the 1st ed. printed in 1813 for J. and A. Arch, London; with new introductory essay and bibliography. Second - 4th editions published under title: "Researches into the Physical History of Mankind". ["Originally published in 1813, James Cowles Prichard's Researches into the Physical History of Man was perhaps the most important anthropological work in English of the pre-Darwinian nineteenth century. Attacking the heterodox speculations of "polygenist" writers, Prichard defended the biblically based argument that all mankind was one species. He advanced interesting hypotheses concerning the processes of racial differentiation, and suggested the then daring possibility that the original men were black- skinned. In his extensive introductory essay, "From Chronology to Ethnology: Prichard and British Anthropology, 1800-1850," George W. Stocking, Jr. uses Prichard's career to illuminate this previously neglected period--the "dark age" between the Victorian evolutionists and their eighteenth-century Scottish precursors. Focusing on the heritage of Christian chronological writing as a source of nineteenth-century anthropological speculation, Professor Stocking shows how Prichard's work gradually transformed this tradition into "ethnology." Prichard's central problem was to trace to a single source all the races of men from the earliest historical records to the dispersion of mankind after the Deluge...." - Publisher's description].

Keywords: Physical Anthropology, History of Science, Monogenism, Polygenism, Human Evolution, Evolutionary Theory, Ethnology, , ,

Price: US$ 65.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS007018I

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