The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - 858 עמודים
A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been reconsidered for a modern audience. In it some of the more controversial passages were dropped, including Frazer's daring speculations on the Crucifixion of Christ. For the first time this one-volume edition restores Frazer's bolder theories and sets them within the framework of a valuableintroduction and notes. A seminal work of modern anthropolgy, The Golden Bough also influenced many twentieth-century writers, including D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis. Its discussion of magical types, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, and the scapegoat is given fresh pertinence in this new edition.
 

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This is a great and fascinating work, steeped in detail and careful scholarship, and very well-written. The pity is that the underlying assumption of the work, that the customs it details are evidence ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing

A massive tome that, although abridged, still packs a punch. This has all the things to like about the unabridged version. The chapters dive into the mythologies and symbology that ancient societies ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
ix
Note on the Text
xl
Select Bibliography
xliv
A Chronology of Sir James George Frazer
xlvii
THE KING OF THE WOOD
7
The King of the Wood
9
Priestly Kings
22
Osiris
366
Feasts of All Souls
375
Isis
387
Motherkin and Mother Goddesses
390
Dionysus
396
Demeter and Persephone
405
Womans Part in Primitive Agriculture
411
The CornMother and CornMaiden
417

Magic and Religion
26
Human Gods
60
Departmental Kings of Nature
77
The Worship of Trees
82
The Sacred Marriage
98
The Kings of Rome
114
The Succession to the Kingdom
122
The Burden of Royalty
134
The Perils of the Soul
153
Taboos
166
KILLING THE
221
The Mortality of the Gods
223
The Killing of the Divine King
228
Temporary Kings
254
Sacrifice of the Kings Son
261
The Killing of the TreeSpirit
273
Adonis
300
Sacred Prostitution
320
The Ritual of Adonis
331
Attis
346
The Hanged God
353
Lityerses
435
The CornSpirit as an Animal
455
Eating the God
498
The Flesh Diet
511
Killing the Divine Animal
521
THE SCAPEGOAT
555
The Transference of Evil
557
Ancient Scapegoats
591
Killing the God in Mexico
607
The Saturnalia
630
The Crucifixion of Christ
666
THE GOLDEN BOUGH
677
Between Heaven and Earth
679
The Seclusion of Girls
686
Balders Fires
706
The External Soul
750
Death and Resurrection
785
The Golden Bough
794
Explanatory Notes
809
Index
843
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Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941) was fellow of Trinity, Cambridge, and appointed to the first named Chair of Social Anthropology in Liverpool. Robert Frazer is Directer of Studies in English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Making of `The Golden Bough' and Sir James Frazerand the Literary Imagination, both for MacMillan in 1990)

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