Adolf Bastian and the Psychic Unity of Mankind

The Foundations of Anthropology in Nineteenth Century Germany

By Klaus Peter Kopping

Adolf Bastian mapped a program for anthropological research in the nineteenth century which is still accepted in the international scholarly community today, without the figure of its founder being known. This is the first time that seminal pieces of the work of this much-neglected scholar have been translated into English. Bastian had an impact, directly and indirectly, on geography, psychology, comparative religious studies, and ethnology in the twentieth century.


264 pages

Publication Date: 2/11/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825839895