Sweet, Paul R. Wilhelm von Humboldt: A Biography. 2 vols. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1978-80, 307 p.
Chronicles Humboldt's life while discussing the genesis and publication of the author's writings.
Bunzl, Matti. “Franz Boas and the Humboldtian Tradition.” In Volkgeist as Method and Ethic: Essays on Boasian Ethnography and the German Anthropological Tradition, edited by George W. Stocking, Jr., pp. 17-78. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.
Provides an overview of Humboldt's influence on Boas's theories and the German linguistic tradition....
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