Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyAndrew Lang: Rooted in Children's Books, Fairies, and Anthropology

  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    Given that he is hardly a household name these days, it is easy to say that 19th Century Scottish historian, writer, and intellectual Andrew Lang deserves more recognition for his contributions to modern scholarship. Were it simply for the fact that the man’s Curriculum Vitae is stunningly long and varied, it might not seem like such a tragedy that Lang hasn’t even a Facebook fan-page to his name. The fact of the matter, however, is that without Lang’s influence, lasting damage might have been done to the field of anthropology.

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