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The Anthropological Treatises of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

The Anthropological Treatises of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
With Memoirs of him by Marx and Flourens and an Account of his Anthropological Museum

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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080118

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  • This compilation, published in 1865 and edited by Thomas Bendyshe, consists of three translated works by the German anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840), two memoirs of Blumenbach, and an account of the museum of specimens he had accumulated at Göttingen. The final item is an inaugural dissertation delivered in 1775 by John Hunter, an army surgeon, on the varieties of man. It is of interest because it anticipated by a few months some of Blumenbach's own published theories, which divided the races of man into five distinct types (Caucasian, Mongolian, Malayan, Ethiopian and American), chiefly on the basis of cranial measurements, of the importance of which he was the first exponent. Blumenbach began his career as a physician, and moved towards comparative anatomy, but he is best remembered for his work in physical anthropology: both the first (1775) and third (1795) editions of his major work are given here.

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    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080118
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    1. Memoir of J. F. Blumenbach by Prof. Marx
    2. Memoir of J. F. Blumenbach by M. Flourens
    3. On the natural variety of mankind, ed. 1775
    4. On the natural variety of mankind, ed. 1795
    5. Contributions to natural history, part I
    6. Contributions to natural history, part II
    7. Remarks on an Hippocratic macrocephalus
    8. An account of the Blumenbachian museum by Prof. Wagner
    Inaugural disputation on the varieties of man by John Hunter
    Index of subjects
    Index of authors.

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    Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

    Editor and Translator

    Thomas Bendyshe

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