Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead

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RoutledgeCurzon, 2000 - Religion - 1300 pages
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Volume I: The Belief among the Aboriginees of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia (1913); volume II: The Belief among the Polynesians (1922); volume III: The Belief among the Micronesians (1924).

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James George Frazer was a British social anthropologist, folklorist, and classical scholar who taught for most of his life at Trinity College, Cambridge. Greatly influenced by Edward Burnett Tylor's Primitive Culture, published in 1871, he wrote The Golden Bough (1890), a massive reconstruction of the whole of human thought and custom through the successive stages of magic, religion, and science.The Golden Bough is regarded by many today as a much-loved but antiquated relic, but, by making anthropological data and knowledge academically respectable, Frazer made modern comparative anthropology possible.

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