By Margaret T. Hodgen
Early Anthropology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries examines the history of some of those concepts. It includes a discussion of ideas adopted in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to help understand issues such as the origin of culture. the diversity of traits, the significance of similarities, the sequence of high civilizations, the course of cultural change, and the theory of social evolution. It is a book that not only illuminates the thinking of a by-gone age but also sheds much light on the sources of the mindsets of today.