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The Past in the Present. What is Civilisation?

Nature volume 23, pages 166167 | Download Citation



THIS interesting volume, as may be inferred from the title, embraces two cognate but at the same time somewhat diverse subjects—the one the survival, or possibly the reintroduction, of objects and customs, which are usually regarded as primitive, among the civilised nations of the present day; the other the nature and origin of civilisation.

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