In the bibliography of which this is a part, it is proposed to cover the literature of ethnography, including folk-lore and religion, from 1924 to 1930, in three volumes. Bibliographical work in anthropology, now more than ever, is a serious undertaking. Here, for example, in dealing with one section of the science only, though certainly the largest, there are more than a thousand entries to cover part only of Africa—from “Lequeux” to the end—and a part of Europe—down to “Pallin” under “Finno-Ugrian Peoples”, near, though not quite at, the end of the main heading. Even within these limits, the entries are not complete—English literature is not too well represented, especially under Africa, and the years 1926 and 1927 only are covered. A few entries are archaeological rather than ethnographical. A very useful feature of the publication is that some less accessible contributions to anthropological literature, especially those appearing in the eastern European languages, are abstracted.
Ethnologischer Anzeiger: Jahresbibliographie und Bericht über die völkerkundliche Literatur.
M. Heydrich. Band 2, Heft 4. Pp. 129–200. (Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Erwin Nägele) G.m.b.H., 1930.) 9.40 gold marks.
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Ethnologischer Anzeiger: Jahresbibliographie und Bericht über die völkerkundliche Literatur . Nature 127, 700 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127700a0