The Golden Bough

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 29, 1996 - History - 907 pages
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A world classic.

The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery to civilization, from the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values.

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Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) is rightly regarded as one of the founders of modern anthropology. "The Golden Bough", his masterpiece, appeared in twelve volumes between 1890 and 1915

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