By George W. Stocking Jr.

" This quantity is probably going to end up necessary to historians of anthropology typically and of British anthropology particularly. There are quite a lot of old talents on exhibit, from conventional textual research to ancient sociology of the main refined kind, and there's a kind of thorough chronological assurance from the period of classical evolutionism almost as much as the current. you may purely desire that historicizing anthropologists will pattern a few of these wares."—Journal of the background of the Behavioral Sciences

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