The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion: A New Abridgement from the Second and Third Editions

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion: A New Abridgement from the Second and Third Editions : A Study in Magic and Religion

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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, including Frazer'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 new edition.show more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 45.72mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • New ed of Abridged ed
  • 1 map
  • 0192835416
  • 9780192835413
  • 529,931

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