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Edward Burnett Tylor (1832–1917) was an English anthropologist who is widely considered the founder of anthropology as a scientific discipline. He was the first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford from 1896 to 1909, and developed a broad definition of culture which is still used by scholars. First published in 1871, this classic work explains Tylor's idea of cultural evolution in relation to anthropology, a social theory which states that human cultures invariably change over time to become more complex. Unlike his contemporaries, Tylor did not link biological evolution to cultural evolution, asserting that all human minds are the same irrespective of a society's state of evolution. His book was extremely influential in popularising the study of anthropology and establishing cultural evolution as the main theoretical framework followed by anthropologists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Volume 1 focuses on social evolution, language and myth.

27 editions First published in 1871

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Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom
1983, H. Holt
Microform in English - 3rd American, from the 2nd English ed.
Cover of: Primitive culture
Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom
1983, H. Holt
Microform in English - 3rd American, from the 2nd English ed.
Cover of: Primitive culture
Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom
1983, H. Holt
Microform in English - 3rd American, from the 2nd English ed.
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Primitive culture
1970, P. Smith
in English
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Primitive culture.
1958, Harper
in English
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Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom
1889, H. Holt and company
in English - 3d American, from the 2d English ed. ...
Cover of: Primitive culture
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Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom
1889, H. Holt and company
in English - 3d American, from the 2d English ed.
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Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and customs
1874, H. Holt and Company
in English - lst American, from the 2d English ed.
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