The illustrated Golden bough: a study in magic and religion

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Simon & Schuster, Dec 6, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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"One of the 20th century's most influential books" (Time), Sir James George Frazer's masterwork, The Golden Bough, has become the classic study of the origins of magic and religion. Here is a brilliantly illustrated abridgement of the 12-volume masterpiece that includes 200 illustrations, 100 in color. Large format.

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Contents

IntRoduction
6
Chapter Two Sympathetic Magic
21
Chapter Three WeatheR Magic
33
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About the author (1996)

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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