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78, "Studien zur Ethnogenese", Bd. 2 (1988), pp. 43-95; and J. Strange, "The Transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Emergence of the Israelite State", SJOT 1 (1987), pp. 1-19, both of whom find the archaeological situation in Palestine in the period in question too complicated for the use of oversimplified sociological models. Introduction 31 the most insistent historical question one can put to an archaeological find is, Does it support or falsify the literary tradition?

1 This is where I part company with him, because I feel it is important for our purposes to acknowledge that, since consciousness of the past is a result of confrontation with changes in social structure, also that type of consciousness which we associate with the so-called "historicist revolution", and which is reflected in what we term "historiography", is a product of such processes. There is accordingly a chasmic distinction which must be drawn between the types of reflection about the past which obtained before the "historicist revolution" and those which have obtained since.

Radcliffe-Brown,3 and M. 4 While all three refer to magic and magical practices extensively, they fail to offer any comprehensive attempt to define or explain the phenomenon. 5 In conjunction with this effort, we shall in the next chapter investigate the modern socialanthropological study of divination. E. TYLOR As I indicated in the introduction to this work, most socio-historical study in the 19th century was evolutionistic, that is, there was a pronounced tendency to attempt to describe the diversity of social forms 4 Magic, Science and Religion and Other Essays (London, 1974 [1948]); hereafter MSR.

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