Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Art, and Custom, Volume 1. Front Cover. Edward Burnett Tylor. Edward B. Tylor, the first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Volume I of Primitive Culture focuses on social evolution, language. Edward B. Tylor’s Primitive Culture articulates one of two major theories of culture to emerge around His theory defines culture in descriptive terms as the.

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Account Options Sign in. The first volume, The Origins of Culture, deals with various aspects of ethnography including social evolution, linguistics, and myth.

The second volume, titled Religion in Primitive Culture, deals birnett with Murray- Animism – pages. Tylor’s ideology is best described in his most famous work, the two-volume Primitive Culture. The second volume, titled Religion in Primitive Culture, deals mainly with his interpretation of animism.

On the first page of Primitive Culture, Tylor provides an all-inclusive definition which is one of his most widely recognized contributions to anthropology: Selected pages Title Page. Promitive editions – View all Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy Edward Burnett Tylor Full view – Popular passages Page 1 – Civilization, taken in its wide ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.


Page – And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone brnett to hell with their weapons of war: Page 30 – The discoveries of ancient and modern navigators, and the domestic history primitve tradition of the most enlightened nations, represent the human savage naked both in mind and body, and destitute of laws, of arts, of ideas, and almost of language.

Page – French, a speech compact thirty years since of English priimtive a great number of odd words of their own devising, without all order or reason ; and yet, such is it as none but themselves are able to understand.

Page – There prevailed in those days an indecent custom: When Burnet preached, part of his congregation hummed so loudly and so long, that he sat down to enjoy it, and rubbed his face with his handkerchief.

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When Sprat preached, he likewise was honoured culrure the like animating hum; but he stretched out his hand to the congregation, Page – Among the Seminoles of Florida, when a woman died in childbirth, the infant was held over her face to receive her parting spirit, and thus acquire strength and knowledge for its future use Page – Animism burntt, in fact, the groundwork of the Philosophy of Religion, from that of savages up to that of civilized men.


Page – Spiritual beings are held to affect or control the events of the material world, and man’s life here and hereafter; and it being considered that they hold intercourse with men, and receive pleasure or displeasure from human actions, the belief in their existence leads naturally, and primitiv might almost be said inevitably, sooner or later to active reverence and propitiation.

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