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Sigfrid Rafael Karsten (16 August 1879 — 21 February 1956) was a Finnish social anthropologist and philosopher of religion, known especially for his work among the indigenous people of Southern America.

Publications in English (selection)

  • The Origin of Worship: A Study in Primitive Religion (1905)
  • Contributions to the Sociology of the Indian Tribes of Ecuador (1920)
  • The Religion of the Jibaro Indians of eastern Ecuador (1922)
  • Civilization of the South American Indians, with Special Reference to Magic and Religion (1926)
  • Indian Tribes of the Argentine and Bolivian Gran Chaco (1932)
  • The Headhunters of Western Amazonas (1935)
  • A Totalitarian State of the Past: The Civilization of the Inca Empire in Ancient Peru (1949)





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