Morton Fried

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Morton Herbert Fried (March 21, 1923 in Bronx, New York – December 18, 1986 in Leonia, New Jersey), was a distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City from 1950 until his death in 1986. He made considerable contributions to the fields of social and political theory.


  • Readings in anthropology, vol. I, vol. II, New York: Crowell, 1959
  • The Evolution of Political Society: An Essay in Political Anthropology, New York: Random House, 1967
  • The notion of tribe, Menlo Park, Calif: Cummings Pub. Co., 1975