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    The Golden Bough (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Sir James George Frazer

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    DescriptionThis work by Sir James Frazer (1854-1941) is widely considered to be one of the most important early texts in the fields of psychology and anthropology. At the same time, by applying modern methods of comparative ethnography to the classical world, and revealing the superstition and irrationality beneath the surface of the classical culture which had for so long been a model for Western civilisation, it was extremely controversial. Frazer was greatly influenced by E. B. Tylor's Primitive Culture (also reissued in this series), and by the work of the biblical scholar William Robertson Smith, to whom the first edition is dedicated. The twelve-volume third edition, reissued here, was greatly revised and enlarged, and published between 1911 and 1915; the two-volume first edition (1890) is also available in this series. Volume 6 (1914) examines the Egyptian myth of Osiris.

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    The Golden Bough
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir James George Frazer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    ISBN 13: 9781108047357
    ISBN 10: 1108047351

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JHMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK2, HRAC
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    DC22: 291
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000, HIS039000
    DC23: 291.13
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Cambridge Library Collection
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    Publication date
    30 April 2012
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    Table of contents
    Book III. Osiris: 1. The myth of Osiris; 2. The official Egyptian calendar; 3. The calendar of the Egyptian farmer; 4. The official festivals of Osiris; 5. The nature of Osiris; 6. Isis; 7. Osiris and the sun; 8. Osiris and the moon; 9. The doctrine of lunar sympathy; 10. The king as Osiris; 11. The origin of Osiris; 12. Mother-kin and mother goddesses; Notes; Index.