The place of country life in the advance of civilisation

Torrance, W. G. (1930). The place of country life in the advance of civilisation. University of Birmingham. Other

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The beginnings of modern civilisation may be said to have been brought about by the growth of conscious interaction of the primitive instinctive tendencies of ''uncivilised'' man with his environment. This environment consisted of inanimate things, wild animals and vegetation, observed but uncomprehended powers of nature,other tribes, friendly or hostile, and other members of the same tribe; all of these must have played their part in aiding man to become an observer, and thence a thinker, as well as to fix and develop many of his social customs by the force of imitation, in turn both conservative and progressive.

Type of Work: Thesis (Other)
Award Type: Other
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College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Arts
School or Department: School of History
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)


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