Modern psychology owes him a great debt, because of his theory of the Elementargedanke , which led to Carl Jung 's development of the theory of archetypes. His ideas had a formative influence on the "father of American anthropology" Franz Boas , and he also influenced the thought of comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell. Bastian was born in Bremen , at the time a state of the German Confederation , into a prosperous bourgeois German family of merchants. His career at university was broad almost to the point of being eccentric. It was at this last university that he attended lectures by Rudolf Virchow and developed an interest in what was then known as ' ethnology '. He finally settled on medicine and earned a degree from Prague in
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This is the first time that seminal pieces of the work of this much-neglected scholar have been translated into English. Bastian had an impact, directly and indirectly, o Adolf Bastian mapped a program for anthropological research in the nineteenth century which is still accepted in the international scholarly community today, without the figure of its founder being known.
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