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Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea

Silvia Tomášková

Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea—the idea that humanity’s first expression of art, religion, and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this classic category of the history of anthropology back to the emergence of the term in Siberia, the book follows the trajectory of European knowledge about the continent’s eastern frontier. The ethnographic record left by German natural historians engaged in Russian colonial expansion in the eighteenth century includes a range of ... Read more

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