The Golden Bough

This work by Sir James Frazer (1854-1941) is widely considered to be one of the most important early texts in the fields of psychology and anthropology.

The Golden Bough

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108047327

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This work by Sir James Frazer (1854-1941) is widely considered to be one of the most important early texts in the fields of psychology and anthropology. At the same time, by applying modern methods of comparative ethnography to the classical world, and revealing the superstition and irrationality beneath the surface of the classical culture which had for so long been a model for Western civilisation, it was extremely controversial. Frazer was greatly influenced by E. B. Tylor's Primitive Culture (also reissued in this series), and by the work of the biblical scholar William Robertson Smith, to whom the first edition is dedicated. The twelve-volume third edition, reissued here, was greatly revised and enlarged, and published between 1911 and 1915; the two-volume first edition (1890) is also available in this series. Volume 3 (1911) is concerned with the concept of taboo, and its presence in all religious systems.

The Golden Bough

- The second volume contains Dr Robert Fraser's The Making of the Golden Bough. - These volumes are available as a two-volume set as well as being part of the fifteen volume set.

The Golden Bough

Author: J. Frazer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333977088

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Sir James George Frazer originally set out to discover the origins of one ancient custom in Classical Rome - the plucking of the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove of Diana, and the murderous succession of the priesthood there - and was led by his investigations into a twenty-five year study of primitive customs, superstitions, magic and myth throughout the world. The monumental thirteen-volume work which resulted has been a rich source of anthropological material and a literary masterpiece for more than half a century. - The Golden Bough is an essential reference work for all involved in the intellectual disciplines of anthropology and the history of religion but also on literature and the arts. - The third edition, reprinted here was Frazer's final authoritative statement in which he offered readers a dramatically new way of understanding the religious beliefs and behaviour of the ancient world and their connection to those of the 'primitive' world that then made up much of the British Empire. - Frazer's three-stage evolutionary ladder of magic-religion-science gave his large readership a clear way of understanding, in David Hume's phrase, 'the natural history of religion'. - The third edition is presented with two major works of scholarship enabling readers to understand the origins, development and importance of Frazer's landmark work - The first extra volume is an out of print biography of J.G. Frazer by Professor Robert Ackerman first published by Cambridge University Press, Professor Ackerman also provides us with an excellent introduction in this volume. - The second volume contains Dr Robert Fraser's The Making of the Golden Bough. - These volumes are available as a two-volume set as well as being part of the fifteen volume set.

The Golden Bough

Reissued here is Frazer's own single-volume abridgement of 1922.

The Golden Bough

Author: James Frazer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141194014

Page: 944

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Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) caught the popular imagination with his vast and enterprising comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, which in its third edition numbered 12 volumes. Reissued here is Frazer's own single-volume abridgement of 1922.

The Philosophy of Enchantment

This was itself revised, and many further volumes added in a long sequence,
culminating in Aftermath: A Supplement to the Golden Bough (London: Macmillan
, 1936). A modern 12-vol. set is edited by George Stocking (Harmondsworth: ...

The Philosophy of Enchantment

Author: Robin George Collingwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199262535

Page: 380

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This is the long-awaited publication of a set of writings by the British philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood on critical, anthropological, and cultural themes only hinted at in his previously available work. At the centre of the book are six chapters of a study of folktale and magic, composed by Collingwood in the mid-1930s and intended for development into a book. Here Collingwood applies the principles of his philosophy of history to problems in thelong-term evolution of human society and culture. This is preceded, in Part I, by a range of contextualizing material on such topics as the relations between music and poetry, the nature of language, the value of Jane Austen's novels, the philosophy of art, and the relations between aesthetic theory andartistic practice. Part III of the volume consists of two essays, one on the relationship between art and mechanized civilization, and the second, written in 1931, on the collapse of human values and civilization leading up to the catastrophe of armed conflict. These offer a devastating analysis of the consequences that attend the desertion of liberal principles, indeed of all politics as such, in the ultimate self-annihilation of military conquest.The volume opens with three substantial introductory essays by the editors, authorities in the fields of critical and literary history, social and cultural anthropology, and the philosophy of history and the history of ideas; they provide their explanatory and contextual notes to guide the reader through the texts. The Philosophy of Enchantment brings hitherto unrecognized areas of Collingwood's achievement to light, and demonstrates the broad range of Collingwood's intellectualengagements, their integration, and their relevance to current areas of debate in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, social and literary history, and anthropology.

Aftermath

A supplement to Frazer's The Golden Bough, this 1936 work remains an important text for scholars of religion and anthropology.

Aftermath

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108057500

Page: 522

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A supplement to Frazer's The Golden Bough, this 1936 work remains an important text for scholars of religion and anthropology.

Religion and Culture

Leaving his classical studies behind , Frazer devoted himself to the production of
an immense research project resulting in a 12 - volume set of texts entitled the
Golden Bough . The first installations of the Golden Bough were published in
1890 ...

Religion and Culture

Author: Raymond Scupin

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Page: 450

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This book is an easy-to-read resource focusing on the interrelationship of religious traditions and particular cultural contexts, including the political economy. It demonstrates the connection between social structure, class, caste, gender, ethnicity, and religion. Basic issues that provide insight into the anthropological perspective on religion are discussed, leading into the topics of mythology and folklore, ritual, shamanism, sorcery and witchcraft, aboriginal religions, African religions, classical Old and New World religions, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and New Age religious trends. For anyone interested in an introduction to the religions of the world, and a glimpse into the future development of religion in the twenty-first century.

Map is Not Territory

In 1911-1915, the familiar twelve-volume set was issued. ... conceived the idea of
the work . . . my intention merely was to explain the strange rule of the priesthood
or sacred kingship of Nemi and with it the legend of the Golden Bough.

Map is Not Territory

Author: Jonathan Z. Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226763576

Page: 329

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In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z. Smith engages previous interpretations of religious texts from late antiquity, critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it is represented in the works of Mircea Eliade, and tackles important problems of methodology.

The Golden Bough A Study of Magic and Religion Annotated

Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The purpose of realizing this historical context is to approach the understanding of a historical epoch from the elements provided by the text.

The Golden Bough  A Study of Magic and Religion  Annotated

Author: James George Frazer

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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The purpose of realizing this historical context is to approach the understanding of a historical epoch from the elements provided by the text. Hence the importance of placing the document in context. It is necessary to unravel what its author or authors have said, how it has been said, when, why and where, always relating it to its historical moment.(The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion) is a major comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist James George Frazer (1854-1941). First published in 1890 in two volumes, it had a second edition of three volumes in 1900 and a third (1907-1915) that increased to twelve volumes, which the author later summarized in one volume in 1922, corresponding to the version commonly published and read.The golden branch tries to define the common elements of religious beliefs, ranging from ancient belief systems to relatively modern religions such as Christianity. His working thesis is that the old religions were fertility cults that took place around the worship and periodic sacrifice of a sacred king. This king was the reincarnation of a god who died and revived, a solar deity who carried out a mystical marriage with the goddess of Earth, who died at harvest and reincarnated in the spring. Frazer claimed that this legend is predominant in almost all world mythologies. The germ of Frazer's thesis was the pre-Roman priest-king at the Nemi festival, who was ritually assassinated by his successor.

A History of Ethnology

Continuing his studies in depth , he produced another major compilation ,
Totemism and Exogamy ( 1935 , 4 volumes ) while expanding The Golden Bough
to a 12 - volume set between 1907 and 1915 . In 1918 he subjected the Bible to ...

A History of Ethnology

Author: Fred W. Voget

Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston

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Page: 879

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The Golden Bough By Sir James George Frazer

The primary aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia.

The Golden Bough By Sir James George Frazer

Author: Sir James George Frazer

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736815212

Page: 1637

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The primary aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia. When I first set myself to solve the problem more than thirty years ago, I thought that the solution could be propounded very briefly, but I soon found that to render it probable or even intelligible it was necessary to discuss certain more general questions, some of which had hardly been broached before. In successive editions the discussion of these and kindred topics has occupied more and more space, the enquiry has branched out in more and more directions, until the two volumes of the original work have expanded into twelve. Meantime a wish has often been expressed that the book should be issued in a more compendious form. This abridgment is an attempt to meet the wish and thereby to bring the work within the range of a wider circle of readers. While the bulk of the book has been greatly reduced, I have endeavoured to retain its leading principles, together with an amount of evidence sufficient to illustrate them clearly. The language of the original has also for the most part been preserved, though here and there the exposition has been somewhat condensed. In order to keep as much of the text as possible I have sacrificed all the notes, and with them all exact references to my authorities. Readers who desire to ascertain the source of any particular statement must therefore consult the larger work, which is fully documented and provided with a complete bibliography.

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The Reader s Adviser

The Golden Bough ” appeared originally in 16 volumes ( 1890 – 1915 ) ; the 12 -
volume popular edition was brought out in ... The Golden Bough : A Study in
Magic and Religion . 1890 . St . Martin ' s 13 vols . 3rd ed . each $ 15 . 40 set $
200 .

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Wilson Bulletin for Librarians

FOR LIBRARIES THE GOLDEN BOUGH by Sir J . G . Frazer razer The identic text
of the famous 12 - volume set , in new and even handsomer binding , will be
issued November 12th at the remarkable price of $ 30 , less than half current cost
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