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Look Inside The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough

Volume 3. Taboo and the Perils of the Soul

3rd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108047326

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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.

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108047326
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The burden of royalty
    2. The perils of the soul
    3. Tabooed acts
    4. Tabooed persons
    5. Tabooed things
    6. Tabooed words
    7. Our debt to the savage
    Note
    Index.

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    James George Frazer

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