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The Golden Bough : a Study of Magic and Religion.

Author: James George Frazer
Publisher: Auckland : Floating Press, 1890.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854?1941). It first was published in two volumes in 1890; the third edition, published 1906?15, comprised twelve volumes. It was aimed at a broad literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James George Frazer
ISBN: 9781775410560 1775410560
OCLC Number: 437126906
Description: 1 online resource (1454 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Preface; I. The King Of The Wood; Ii. Priestly Kings; Iii. Sympathetic Magic; Iv. Magic And Religion; V. The Magical Control Of The Weather; Vi. Magicians As Kings; Vii. Incarnate Human Gods; Viii. Departmental Kings Of Nature; Ix. The Worship Of Trees; X. Relics Of Tree Worship In Modern Europe; Xi. The Influence Of The Sexes On Vegetation; Xii. The Sacred Marriage; Xiii. The Kings Of Rome And Alba; Xiv. The Succession To The Kingdom In Ancient Latium; Xv. The Worship Of The Oak; Xvi. Dianus And Diana; Xvii. The Burden Of Royalty; Xviii. The Perils Of The Soul. Xix. Tabooed ActsXx. Tabooed Persons; Xxi. Tabooed Things; Xxii. Tabooed Words; Xxiii. Our Debt To The Savage; Xxiv. The Killing Of The Divine King; Xxv. Temporary Kings; Xxvi. Sacrifice Of The King's Son; Xxvii. Succession To The Soul; Xxviii. The Killing Of The Treespirit; Xxix. The Myth Of Adonis; Xxx. Adonis In Syria; Xxxi. Adonis In Cyprus; Xxxii. The Ritual Of Adonis; Xxxiii. The Gardens Of Adonis; Xxxiv. The Myth And Ritual Of Attis; Xxx.

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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854?1941). It first was published in two volumes in 1890; the third edition, published 1906?15, comprised twelve volumes. It was aimed at a broad literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855). It offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological p.

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