The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough

A Study in Magic and Religion : A New Abridgement From the Second and Third Editions

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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, 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.
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2009
Edition: New abridged edition
Copyright Date: ©1890
ISBN: 9780199538829
Branch Call Number: ANF 291 FRA
Characteristics: xlix, 858 pages : map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Fraser, Robert 1947-

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