The Golden Bough: A History Of Myth And Religion
Publish date: 1994
Publisher: Chancellor Press
Pages no: 768
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
AcknowledgementsIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Sir James George Frazer--The Golden Bough [Abridged]Explanatory NotesIndex
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...
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...
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...
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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