Thursday, January 27, 2011

James George Frazer - The Golden Bough (1922)

Publisher: Lux Occulta Press | ISBN: n/a | Year: 2009 | Pages: 554 | Pdf | 3,6 MB | About the Author: Wikipedia | Google Images: Sir James Frazer

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 perspective. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial.

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