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  1. Sir Edward Burnett. 1832–1917, British anthropologist; first professor of anthropology at Oxford (1896). His Primitive Culture (1871) became a standard work
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Historical Examples

  • The author of Primitive Culture (Mr. Tylor) rebels against this theory.


    Benjamin Taylor

  • The tree, in Mr. Tylor's instance, was to be chopped to pieces.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Analogies that for us are only fancies were for the man of past ages real" (Tylor).

  • The question has been variously answered; thus, Tylor says yes; Spencer, no.

  • I have only summarised the full legend on the lines adopted by Dr. Tylor.