Researches Into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization

Henry Holt, 1878 - 388 páginas
"This book examines the following topics related to the early history of mankind and the development of civilization: the gesture-language; word-language; picture-writing and word writing; images and names; growth and decline of culture; the Stone Age, past and present; fire, cooking, and vessels; some remarkable customs; historical traditions and myths of observation; and the geographical distribution of myths"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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Página 213 - And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
Página 355 - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Página 362 - He made an instrument to know If the moon shine at full or no ; That would, as soon as e'er she shone, straight, Whether 'twere day or night demonstrate \ Tell what her d'ameter to an inch is, And prove that she's not made of green cheese.
Página 11 - The Land of the Midnight Sun. Summer and Winter, Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland, and Northern Finland. With descriptions of the Inner Life of the People, their Manners, Customs, Primitive Antiquities, etc.
Página 160 - Whilst beholding these savages, one asks, Whence have they come? What could have tempted, or what change compelled a tribe of men to leave the fine regions of the north, to travel down the Cordillera or backbone of America, to invent and build canoes, which are not used by the tribes of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and then to enter on one of the most inhospitable countries within the limits of the globe...
Página 350 - Their belief in a future state is connected with this tradition of their origin : the whole nation resided in one large village under ground near a subterraneous lake: a grape-vine extended its roots down to their habitation and gave them a view of the light: some of the most adventurous climbed up the vine and were delighted with the sight of the earth, which they found covered with...
Página 16 - It has been the object of the Authors of this Work to produce a more complete and more perfect ENGLISH-LATIN DICTIONARY than yet exists, and every article has been the result of original and independent research.
Página 290 - ... and for a number of days abstaining religiously from certain viands; you would swear it was he who had had the child. * * * I had read about this in old times, and laughed at it, never thinking I could believe such madness ; and I used to suspect that this barbarous custom was related more in joke than in earnest, but at last I saw it with my own eyes among the Abigrones.
Página 292 - ... which a civilized man would probably set down as a first principle common by nature to all mankind. ... It shows us a number of distinct and distant tribes deliberately holding the opinion that the connection between father and child is not only, as we think, a mere relation of parentage, affection, duty, but that their very bodies are joined by a physical bond, so that what is done to the one acts directly upon the other.
Página 59 - ... and take their leave. But for short conversations a man may carry implements in his pockets and under his arms, enough to supply him, and in his house he cannot be at a loss. Therefore the room where company meet who practise this art, is full of all things ready at hand, requisite to furnish matter for this kind of artificial converse.

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