The Golden Bough
Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) caught the popular imagination with his vast and enterprising comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, which in its third edition numbered 12 volumes. Reissued here is Frazer's own single-volume abridgement of 1922.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is a great and fascinating work, steeped in detail and careful scholarship, and very well-written. The pity is that the underlying assumption of the work, that the customs it details are evidence ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing
A massive tome that, although abridged, still packs a punch. This has all the things to like about the unabridged version. The chapters dive into the mythologies and symbology that ancient societies ... Read full review