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
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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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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