Foundations of Anthropological Theory: From Classical Antiquity to Early Modern Europe
March 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Enables the reader to situate the modern discipline of anthropology within the larger context of intellectual history
- Features key texts from the ancient and medieval worlds through to the Enlightenment
- Considers the presumptive rights of Europeans to judge the inherent moral worth of non-Western civilizations
- Provides fascinating insights into the ways historians, philosophers, missionaries, and even writers of fiction have made valuable contributions to modern anthropological inquiry