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The golden bough a study in magic and religion. by James George Frazer

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

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Jan 03,  · In its time, The Golden Bough influenced such luminaries as T.S. Eliot and Robert Graves, who were more likely to have read all twelve volumes. As anthropological studies go, I gather The Golden Bough has been left behind by more modern efforts. That said, Frazer's effort to answer a specific question by resorting to the general is comprehensive/5(98). The Golden Bough is one of the episodic tales written in the epic Aeneid, book VI, by the Roman poet Virgil (70–19 BC), which narrates the adventures of the Trojan hero Aeneas after the Trojan War. THE GOLDEN BOUGH Sir James Frazer 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. The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (retitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion in its second edition) is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer.4/5.

“The Golden Bough” is the fourth and final book. It looks at concepts of the afterlife and the possibility of moving between this world and the next. The text opens with Frazer’s discussion of a famous painting, by the English painter William Turner, of Aeneas’s golden bough. The Golden Bough offers many paperback books at just $2. You can find most of these books completely unmarked or unharmed. The Golden Bough also carries a variety of new books as well as out-of-print books. Upon request, you may be able to order any book from the Golden Bough and buy it at a lower cost than Barnes & Nobles or Books-a-Million.5/5(4). The Golden Bough, the monumental study of religious rites and practices in ‘primitive’ societies, was one of the earliest influential texts in author, Sir James Frazer, surveyed the wide range of cultural habits, taboos and beliefs in communities across the world concluding that there was an observable pattern in the way magic developed into religion, though formal. The Golden Bough book. Read 46 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sir James George Frazer's comparative study of anthropology, folkl 4/5.

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