George Forster, Alexander von Humboldt, and Ethnology

@article{Ackerknecht1955GeorgeFA,
  title={George Forster, Alexander von Humboldt, and Ethnology},
  author={Erwin Heinz Ackerknecht},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1955},
  volume={46},
  pages={83 - 95}
}
TN this country we are familiar with the leading role that new universities have played in the development of thought and science. We are less aware of the fact that even in Europe, irrespective of very valuable contributions of old universities, leadership emanated during the I7th, i8th and Igth centuries from new universities like Leyden (founded in I574), Halle (I694), Goettingen (I734), Paris (i8o6) and Berlin (I8I0).1 Of particular importance in the context of this article is Goettingen… Expand
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