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Ethno-anthropology. BROSSES. Du culte des dieux fetisches.

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Ethno-anthropology. BROSSES. Du culte des dieux fetisches.
 BROSSES, Charles. Du culte des dieux fetisches. S.L. ma Paris, 1760

8vo, 163x100 mm; sewing binding. woodcut ornaments on title page. Ex Libris of extinct library on the verso of title page. Nice copy.

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First edition of this important work, which foretells modern ethno-anthropology studies, and which compares religious beliefs and idols of ancient Egypt and the 'Nigritie''no the present Niger, Mali and Sudan. De Brosses, with the neologism coined in this work by the Latin "facticius", was also the source of Marx for the concept of "fetishism" of commodity as an important component of capitalism. "De Brosses was a pioneer in the science of comparative religion: in his memoir" Du culte des dieux fétiches ", he fought the prevailing tendency to interpret ancient mythologies and religious systems, especially that of Egypt, as a deep symbol and arguing that the ancient Egyptian religion did not differ substantially from the primitive summits of native Africa. The work of the French Academy refused to print, has given rise to violent attacks and anticipates the modern anthropological method of approaching the History of Religions ". Robert Briffault, Encyc. of Social Sciences. Brunet I 1277.
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