1st Edition

Death and the right hand





ISBN 9780415489072
Published October 10, 2008 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

First published in English 1960.
The historical value of Hertz's writings is that they are a representative example of the culmination of two centuries of development of sociological thought in France, from Montesquieu to Durkheim and his pupils. In the intervening years since publication, that development has grown into the systematic comparative study of primitive institutions, based on a great body of ethnographic facts from all over the world: in effect social anthropology.