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Anthropological Basis

1. The psychological function of remembering is of far-reaching anthropological importance. It is the cognitive basis for the acquisition of speech and thought, of judgments and plans, and the backbone of a…

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Assmann, Aleida, “Memory”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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