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Robert Ranulph Marett
British ethnologist. Exponent of the British evolutionary school, he dealt with religious ethnology. In this field he modified the evolutionary scale of religion fixed by E. B. Tylor, which placed animism in the first place. Marett articulated the conception of (magical pre-animism) an impersonal force, identified with the Melanesian term of mana. President of the Société Jersiaise
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "R. R. M."


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