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The illustrated golden bough

James George Frazer

The illustrated golden bough

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Published by Macmillan in London [etc.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology,
  • Religion,
  • Magic,
  • Superstition

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statement[by] Sir James George Frazer.
    ContributionsDouglas, Mary, 1921-, MacCormack, Sabine.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL310 .F72 1978b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination256 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4477377M
    ISBN 100333244923
    LC Control Number79305109
    OCLC/WorldCa5125870

    Frazer claims that this legend of rebirth is central to almost all of the world's mythologies. The work was aimed at a wide literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes Aimed at a broad literate audience raised on tales as told in Bulfinch's Age of Fable, Frazer's book joined the modernists in discussing religion dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon, rather than from within the field of theology itself. This abridgment is an attempt to meet the wish and thereby to bring the work within the range of a wider circle of readers.

    Aftermath, p. Turner 's painting of the Golden Bough incident in the Aeneid The book's title was taken from an incident in the Aeneidillustrated by Turner, in which Aeneas and the Sibyl present the golden bough to the gatekeeper of Hades to gain admission. Furthermore, much of its tone is rooted in a philosophy of social Darwinism--sheer cultural imperialism, really--that finds its most explicit form in Frazer's rhetorical question: "If in the most backward state of human society now known to us we find magic thus conspicuously present and religion conspicuously absent, may we not reasonably conjecture that the civilised races of the world have also at some period of their history passed through a similar intellectual phase? For the third edition, Frazer placed his analysis of the Crucifixion in a speculative appendix; the discussion of Christianity was excluded from the single-volume abridged edition. Frazer claims that this legend is central to almost all of the world's mythologies.

    The work was aimed at a wide literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes A striking instance of a limited monarchy of this sort is furnished by the powerful mediaeval kingdom of the Khazars in Southern Russia, where the kings were liable to be put to death either on the expiry of a set term or whenever some public calamity, such as drought, dearth, or defeat in war, seemed to indicate a failure of their natural powers. Africa, again, has supplied several fresh examples of a similar practice of regicide. Turner 's painting of the Golden Bough incident in the Aeneid The book's title was taken from an incident in the Aeneidillustrated by Turner, in which Aeneas and the Sibyl present the golden bough to the gatekeeper of Hades to gain admission. Frazer claims that this legend of rebirth is central to almost all of the world's mythologies.


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The illustrated golden bough book

For example, Bronislaw Malinowskistricken with tuberculosis shortly after receiving his Ph. The influence of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature and thought was substantial.

New Books Added. Robert Graves adapted Frazer's concept of the dying king who is sacrificed for the good of the kingdom to the romantic idea of the poet's necessary The illustrated golden bough book for the sake of his Muse-Goddess in his Frazer-esque book on poetry, rituals, and myths, The White Goddesswhich was published in Frazer removed his analysis of the Crucifixion to a speculative appendix for the third edition, and it was entirely missing from the single-volume abridged edition.

Though the final worth of its contribution to anthropology will be newly summed by each generation, its impact on contemporary European literature was unquestionably grand.

Of course, most of Frazier's theses have been broadly discredited, but it's not like you're studying comparative mythology to build bridges with it although it's been proposed that unsold copies of Joseph Campbell, shredded to a fine mist, would provide high-quality industrial weathering and cheap insulation suitable for the Third World.

Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. I realized then that anthropology, as presented by Sir James Frazer, is a great science, worthy of as much devotion as any of her elder and more exact studies and I became bound to the service of Frazerian anthropology.

Meantime a wish has often been expressed that the book should be issued in a more compendious form. It was the scandal of the book from the first date of sale to the innocent public that Frazer included the Christian story of Jesus in his book, thus inviting an agnostic lese majeste against the Lamb of God.

Frazer proposed that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought. This book is included in Project Gutenberg.

This is a Korean translation of the abridged edition Mary Douglas with illustration that enormously helps better understand this truly captivating discussion. Its influence on the emerging discipline of anthropology was pervasive and undeniable.

The influence of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature and thought was substantial. A striking instance of a limited monarchy of this sort is furnished by the powerful mediaeval kingdom of the Khazars in Southern Russia, where the kings were liable to be put to death either on the expiry of a set term or whenever some public calamity, such as drought, dearth, or defeat in war, seemed to indicate a failure of their natural powers.

Modern anthropoligists conclude that Frazer placed too much weight on what he called "the essential similarity of man's chief wants everywhere and at all times" ch. The Golden Bough was originally published in two volumes inbut Frazer became so enamored of his topic that over the next few decades he expanded the work sixfold, then in cut it all down to a single thick edition suitable for mass distribution.

Critics thought this treatment invited an agnostic reading of the Lamb of God as a relic of a pagan religion. The title was taken from an incident in the Aeneid, illustrated in this painting The Golden Bough by the British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner : Aeneas and the Sibyl present the golden bough to the gatekeeper of Hades to gain admission.

Illustrated Golden Bough

Cornfordand A. Email your inquiry to hanbooks opes. The retreat from his initial insights, which were never revisited disappointed many scholars, believing that some of the topics deserved further analysis. It has also been published in several different one-volume abridgments."One of the 20th century's most influential books" (Time), Sir James George Frazer's masterwork, The Golden Bough, has become the classic study of the origins of magic and religion.

Here is a brilliantly illustrated abridgement of the volume masterpiece that. Sir James George Frazer () is rightly regarded as one of the founders of modern anthropology.

The Golden Bough, his masterpiece, appeared in twelve volumes between and This volume is the author's own abridgement of his great work, and was first published in Dec 06,  · "One of the 20th century's most influential books" (Time), Sir James George Frazer's masterwork, The Golden Bough, has become the classic study of the origins of magic and sylvaindez.com is a brilliantly illustrated abridgement of the volume masterpiece that Pages: Nov 01,  · The Illustrated Golden Bough; A study in magic and religon, was a well written book that I would reccomend to those with a bit of time on their hands/5(5).

The Golden Bough A Study of Magic and Religion By Sir James George Frazer THE DEFINITIVE STUDY IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION 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.

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