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Strange creatures : anthropology in antiquity

Author: Gordon Lindsay Campbell
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines ancient ideas of the creation of the world, before going on to trace the influence of ancient anthropological and ethnological thought on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Lindsay Campbell
ISBN: 0715633910 9780715633915
OCLC Number: 1004608338
Description: ix, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Cosmogony : how the world began in ancient thought --
2. The origin of life and the origin of species --
3. Ancient theories of prehistory and the evolution of society --
4. Blessed islands and blessed lands --
5. The Scythians and other noble (and ignoble) savages --
6. Return to the sacred realm : India, Panchaia, Taprobane, and the Island of the Sun --
7. Some medieval and Renaissance continuations.
Responsibility: Gordon Lindsay Campbell.

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