Antedating of "Ethnography"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 7 02:00:47 UTC 2005

ethnography (OED 1834)

1820  Hodgskin, Thomas. Travels in the North of Germany, describing the
present state of the social and political institutions, the agriculture,
manufactures, commerce II. 275 (Making of the Modern Economy)  The most
celebrated of the professors at present at Gottingen are ... Heeren, for
history and ethnography.

Fred Shapiro

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