Anthropology: an introduction to the study of man and civilization
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Anthropology: an introduction to the study of man and civilization

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LIBRISEXBERTRAM.C.AWINDLEO.Sc.M.DANTHROPOLOGY."7ANTHROPOLOGYfAN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OFMAN AND CIVILIZATION.EYEDWARD B. F.R.S.TYLOR, D.C.L.,r/mi ILLUSTRATIONS.:JfmibonMACJMILLAN AND CO.1881.The TranslationRight of and isReproduction Reserved.R. CI.AY. ANDSoxs, TAYLOR,BREAD STREET HILL, E.G.PREFACE.when of education have itIN times subjects multiplied,seem at first a to on themay sight hardship lay alreadyBut will bestudent a new science. it foundheavily-pressedreal is rather tothat the effect of lightenAnthropologythan increase the strain of In the mountains welearning.asee the bearers of burdens shoulderheavy contentedlybecause find its morebesides,carrying-frame they weightthan the convenience ofcompensated by holding togetherand their load. So it is with the science ofbalancingMan and which connects into a moreCivilization, manage-able whole the scattered of an education.subjects ordinaryMuch of the of and inlies thedifficulty teachinglearningscholar's not what each science or art isseeing clearly for,what its is the of life, If he knowsplace among purposesof its and how it arose from thesomething early history,wants and circumstances of finds him-simpler hemankind,self better able to hold of it than as too oftenlay when,he is called on to take an abstruse nothappens, up subjectat the but in the middle. When he has learntbeginningof man's rudest means ofsomething conversing by gesturesand and thence has beencries, led to ...

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LIBRISEX BERTRAM.C.A WINDLE O.Sc.M.D ANTHROPOLOGY. "7ANTHROPOLOGYf AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MAN AND CIVILIZATION. EY EDWARD B. F.R.S.TYLOR, D.C.L., r/mi ILLUSTRATIONS. :Jfmibon MACJMILLAN AND CO. 1881. The TranslationRight of and isReproduction Reserved. R. CI.AY. ANDSoxs, TAYLOR, BREAD STREET HILL, E.G. PREFACE. when of education have itIN times subjects multiplied, seem at first a to on themay sight hardship lay already But will bestudent a new science. it foundheavily-pressed real is rather tothat the effect of lightenAnthropology than increase the strain of In the mountains we learning. asee the bearers of burdens shoulderheavy contentedly because find its morebesides,carrying-frame they weight than the convenience ofcompensated by holding together and their load. So it is with the science ofbalancing Man and which connects into a moreCivilization, manage- able whole the scattered of an education.subjects ordinary Much of the of and inlies thedifficulty teachinglearning scholar's not what each science or art isseeing clearly for, what its is the of life, If he knowsplace among purposes of its and how it arose from thesomething early history, wants and circumstances of finds him-simpler hemankind, self better able to hold of it than as too oftenlay when, he is called on to take an abstruse nothappens, up subject at the but in the middle. When he has learntbeginning of man's rudest means ofsomething conversing by gestures and and thence has beencries, led to see how the higher PREFACE.vi on sucharticulate aredevices of speech improvements in the science ofhe makes a fairer startlower methods, theif lie had fallenthan unprepared amonglanguage likeof which looksubtleties grammar, unexplained than to inform.rules framed to ratherarbitrary perplex The dislike of so to as ex-many beginners geometry of threethe fact that not one outEuklid,pounded by is of allever understands what he is thingsreally doing, the scholar not shown first thedue to practicalbeing common-sense where the oldstarting point, carpenters dis-and bujlders to make out the relations ofbegan tances and in their work. So the law-studentspaces at once into the intricacies ofplunges legal systems which have thethegrown up reforms,through struggles, and even the blunders of thousands of heyears } yet have made his clearer how lawsmight way by seeing in their framed to meet the needsforms,begin simplest of and barbaric tribes. It is needless to makesavage a list of all the branches of education in andknowledge art there is not one which thenot be easier and; may better learnt for its and in theknowing history place science of Man. general With this aim in the volume is an in-view, present troduction to rather than a ofAnthropology, summary all it teaches. It does not deal with technicalstrictly out of the reach of readers who havematter^ received, or are the education.receiving, ordinary higher English to students trained in theThus, except minuteanatomy, modern researches as to distinction of races skullby measurements and the like would be useless. Much care