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The Golden Bough: A History Of Myth And Religion - James George Frazer
The Golden Bough: A History Of Myth And Religion
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781851525867 (1851525866)
Publisher: Chancellor Press
Pages no: 768
Edition language: English
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Edward rated it
0.0 The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion: A New Abridgement from the Second and Third Editions (Oxford World's Classics)
AcknowledgementsIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Sir James George Frazer--The Golden Bough [Abridged]Explanatory NotesIndex
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 Golden Bough: The Roots of Religion and Folklore
The Foreword compares Frazer and Golden Bough in its impact to such revolutionary thinkers of the 19th Century as Darwin, Marx, and Freud. This seminal work of anthropology and comparative religion first published in 1890 was in fact a great influence on Freud and Jung as well as T.S. Eliot and Yeat...
One Foot Out of the Door...
One Foot Out of the Door... rated it
4.0 The Golden Bough
A modern day classic to be sure and it certainly makes for an interesting read. Although I did find my wavering a bit towards the end and found myself dipping in and out of the book, its content did keep me coming back for more. A lot of his work has since been disproved over the years, but there's...
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it
So far, while it does a lot of mythological name-dropping, and the very thin veil of a theme seems accurate, I'm tempted to say that this book is a real mess. Goddesses with mixed up attributes, bald-faced assumptions about ancient societies, and rampant misspellings almost turn me off. And yet, I h...
AC rated it
One simply cannot, in my opinion, understand anything about the history and origins of religion -- and of society (for the primitive social unit, the family, is primarily a religious unit) -- without a thorough mastery of this book.In this context, a study of de Fustel Coulanges is also essential: h...
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