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The Golden Bough : A Study in Magic and Religion - James George Frazer

The Golden Bough

A Study in Magic and Religion

Paperback Published: 12th February 2009
ISBN: 9780199538829
Number Of Pages: 912

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A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been reconsidered for a modern audience. In it some of the more controversial passages were dropped, including Frazer's daring speculations on the Crucifixion of Christ. For the first time this one-volume edition restores Frazer's bolder theories and sets them within the framework of a valuable introduction and notes. A seminal work of modern anthropolgy, The Golden Bough also influenced many twentieth-century writers, including D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis. Its discussion of magical types, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, and the scapegoat is given fresh pertinence in this new edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

ISBN: 9780199538829
ISBN-10: 0199538824
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 12th February 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 3

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