The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - 858 oldal
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, includingFrazer'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 newedition.
 

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Felhasználói ismertető  - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing

A massive tome that, although abridged, still packs a punch. This has all the things to like about the unabridged version. The chapters dive into the mythologies and symbology that ancient societies ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Felhasználói ismertető  - fundevogel - LibraryThing

The Golden Bough is a book most often encountered in bibliographies. If you have ever read a book of comparative religion it was probably lurking quietly, or not so quietly in the works cited. If one ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

Acknowledgements
vii
Note on the Text
xl
A Chronology of Sir James George Frazer
xlvii
THE GOLDEN BOUGH
9
THE KING OF THE WOOD
22
The Burden of Royalty
134
The Perils of the Soul
153
Taboos
166
Isis
375
The Flesh Diet
511
Killing the God in Mexico
607
i
679
Explanatory Notes
809
Index
827
557
846
785
853

The Mortality of the Gods
223
The Hanged God
353

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Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941) was fellow of Trinity, Cambridge, and appointed to the first named Chair of Social Anthropology in Liverpool. Robert Frazer is Directer of Studies in English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Making of `The Golden Bough' and Sir James Frazerand the Literary Imagination, both for MacMillan in 1990)

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