James George Frazer
|注意：||Reprint. Originally published in 2 v. : London : Macmillan, 1890.|
|描述：||xiv, 409, 407 pages,  pages, of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|内容：||Vol. 1. The King of the Wood ; The Perils of the Soul ; Killing the God --
v. Killing the God ; The Golden Bough.
|其他题名：||Roots of religion and folklore|
|责任：||by James G. Frazer ; with a new foreword.|
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.