The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

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by James George Frazer
     
 

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Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the studies of mythology and comparative religion. The Golden Bough is his most famous work and documents similar magical and religious beliefs across the globe.See more details below

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Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the studies of mythology and comparative religion. The Golden Bough is his most famous work and documents similar magical and religious beliefs across the globe.

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St. Martin's Press has for some time now accepted the noble mission of keeping Frazer's (1854-1941) seminal work (essentially a transhistoric, comparative anthropology of folklore, magic, and religion) before the public in the complete and original form of its third edition (originally published in London by Macmillan, 1911-1915), rather than the ubiquitous abridgments which debase both the subject and the author's magisterial command of his materials and his art. Contrary to opinion from some corners, this is no relic--in the complete form presented here, it is nothing less than a window through which the modern world can watch its own emergence--a work worthy of the company of, say, Marx and Freud. Which makes the publication on acidic paper an egregious error--depriving the account of the endurance it deserves. (RC) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781434428424
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.69(d)

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