The Golden Bough

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Penguin UK, Aug 29, 1996 - Social Science - 944 pages
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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User 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

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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

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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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