The Golden Bough (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Study in Magic and Religion

The Golden Bough (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Study in Magic and Religion

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by James George Frazer
     
 

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A work that echoes from Freud to Apocalypse Now, this sweeping, controversial, and still influential synthesis of human history is based on the author’s pioneering studies of mythology and religion. Frazer proposes that civilization began by investing in the theories of primitive magic, then progressing through religion, and ending with a belief in the

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A work that echoes from Freud to Apocalypse Now, this sweeping, controversial, and still influential synthesis of human history is based on the author’s pioneering studies of mythology and religion. Frazer proposes that civilization began by investing in the theories of primitive magic, then progressing through religion, and ending with a belief in the scientific. He finds parallels between Christianity and earlier myths, cults, and rites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464964
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
780
Sales rank:
617,789
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), widely considered the father of anthropology, was born in Glasgow. He questioned missionaries across the world for source material for The Golden Bough, a pioneering work in the dispassionate study of religion. His works include Totemism (1887), Psyche’s Task (1909), and The Worship of Nature (1926). He was knighted in 1914.

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