History and Anthropology

 
9781490909691: History and Anthropology

This book of essays by Alan Macfarlane explores the growth of the relationship between history and anthropology since the 1960's. It also looks at the conditions for creativity. Essays include ''Anthropology and History', 'The Comparative Method' and 'The Dimensions and Dialectics of Creativity'. Alan Macfarlane has been successively Senior Research Fellow in History, Reader in Historical Anthropology and Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge. He has written numerous books which combine history and anthropology, including works on Witchcraft, Family Life, Individualism, Marriage and Love, Glass, Tea and Japan.

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Alan Macfarlane was born in Shillong, India, in 1941 and educated at the Dragon School, Sedbergh School, Oxford and London Universities. He is the author of over twenty books, including The Origins of English Individualism (1978) and Letters to Lily: On How the World Works (2005). He has worked in England, Nepal, Japan and China as both an historian and anthropologist. He was elected to the British Academy in 1986 and is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge.

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