The Heathens: Primitive Man and His Religions William Dean Howells

ISBN: 9780881332407

Published: August 1st 1986

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302 pages


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The Heathens: Primitive Man and His Religions  by  William Dean Howells

The Heathens: Primitive Man and His Religions by William Dean Howells
August 1st 1986 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 302 pages | ISBN: 9780881332407 | 7.56 Mb

The Heathens, originally published in 1948, is a description of many of the worlds religions by an anthropologist who had a knack for putting complex concepts in popular terms. Although, to our late 20th century sensibilities, the language may soundMoreThe Heathens, originally published in 1948, is a description of many of the worlds religions by an anthropologist who had a knack for putting complex concepts in popular terms. Although, to our late 20th century sensibilities, the language may sound demeaning and/or patronizing, in fact, once the reader realizes the books historical setting, it is clear that the author is a gifted communicator and a skillful popularizer.

His descriptions were so respected that in 1962 the book was reprinted by The American Museum of Natural History Library for inclusion in its offerings.



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