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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (Illustrated)

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (Illustrated)

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by Sir James George Frazer
     
 

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Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) is often dubbed the father of modern anthropology. In particular, Frazer intently studied mythology and comparative religion across the globe to form a thesis that human belief around the world followed a similar pattern of belief in magic, then religion, then science.

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*Illustrated
*Includes a Table of Contents

Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) is often dubbed the father of modern anthropology. In particular, Frazer intently studied mythology and comparative religion across the globe to form a thesis that human belief around the world followed a similar pattern of belief in magic, then religion, then science.

To that end, in 1890 Frazer published his most famous work, The Golden Bough. What made Frazer’s work groundbreaking was its comparison of certain myths and rituals, drawing parallels between pagan rituals and Christianity to help explain the religion’s origins. The Golden Bough continues to be hotly debated among anthropologists, some of whom criticize the work’s sheer scope of comparisons from distinctly different cultures.

This edition of Frazer’s The Golden Bough is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013471405
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/15/2011
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Format:
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File size:
4 MB

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Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is printed from text-scan. That means they scanned pages of a book, and relied on the computer's ability to recognize the characters scanned. That wouldn't be an issue if the book had an editor, but it doesn't. So what you end up with is a long series of sentences without correct punctuation, capitalization, etc. This book is worthless. Spend an extra dollar and buy the official version of the book, with a picture on the cover. Also, the Footnotes and Endnotes don't match up. So you cannot follow any of the textual prompts to the correct source. Makes the enjoyment of the book impossible.
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