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The golden bough : a study of magic and religion / by James George Frazer.

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  • ISBN: 9781620112359 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1620112353 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Duke Classics, [2012]

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"Sir James George Frazer's The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a broad comparative study of mythology and religion. Treating religion as a cultural phenomenon rather than discussing it from a theological perspective, the effect of The Golden Bough on both European literature and the emerging discipline of anthropology was substantial. The pioneering anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski said of it: 'No sooner had I read this great work than I became immersed in it and enslaved by it. 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'"--From publisher.
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Description based on online resource; title from publisher's website (OverDrive, viewed Jan. 30, 2013).
Subject: Mythology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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