The historization of anthropology has entailed a radically new view upon history and the nature of history. This collection of papers from the first conference of the newly formed European Association of Social Anthropologists demonstrate how ways of thinking about history are important features of any production of history, and how cultural concepts enter as forcs of historical causation.

chapter |13 pages


chapter |17 pages

The gods of the Gentiles are demons

The problem of pagan survivals in European culture

chapter |20 pages

Segmentation and politics in the European nation-state

Making sense of political events

chapter |20 pages

Dual histories

A Mediterranean problem