Julius Lippert

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Lippert, Julius


Born Apr. 12, 1839, in Braunau, present-day Broumov, Czechoslovakia; died Nov. 12, 1909, in Prague. Austrian historian and ethnographer of the evolutionary school.

Lipperf’s works are devoted to the history of the family, culture, and religion. He found the sources of all forms of culture in man’s work, and he thought that the cultural development of human society has general regularities. Lippert opposed racism. His works retain their value.


Die Religionen der europäischen Kulturvölker, der Litauer, Slaven, Germanen, Griechen und Römer in ihrem geschichtlichen Ursprunge. Berlin, 1881.
Allgemeine Geschichte des Priesterthums. Berlin, 1883.
Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit in ihrem organischen Aufbau, vols. 1–2. Stuttgart, 1886–87. (Abridged Russian translation, Istoriia kul’tury. St. Petersburg, 1894.)
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