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Published by Macmillan Press in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Frazer, James George, -- Sir, -- 1854-1941.,
  • Mythology.,
  • Mythology in literature.,
  • Literature and anthropology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Fraser.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL310.F713
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,240p.,[2]leaves of plates :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14999267M
ISBN 100333496310

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The Making of the Golden Bough The Origins and Growth of an Argument. Authors: Frasen, Robert, Skinns, David Free Preview. The Making of the Golden Bough The Origins and Growth of an Argument. About the Author. Sir J. G. Frazer () 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 by: Sir James George Frazer was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. His most famous work, The Golden Bough (), documents and details the similarities among magical4/5.

The Golden Bough was originally published in two volumes in , but 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 Before Joseph Campbell became the world's most famous practitioner of comparative mythology, there was Sir James George Frazer.4/5. The book dissects the intriguing Arab-Islamic myth built around Muhammad's unearthing of a "golden bough" from the grave of the last survivor of an ancient Arab people, the Thamud, who, according to the myth, were destroyed by a divine scourge for their iniquity. A study of the making of "The Golden Bough" of which the first volume appeared in , and the twelfth and last in It is a vast and comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, offering the thesis that man progresses from magical through religious to scientific : Robert Fraser. Robert Fraser’s masterful abridgement distils these riches, retaining Frazer’s most controversial passages, honouring his original ‘four-book’ structure, and providing comprehensive notes and a thorough introduction – an authoritative account of the origins of The Golden Bough.

The Making of The Golden Bough: The Origins and Growth of an Argument (Macmillan, ; re-issued Palgrave ). Smith, Jonathan Z. "When the Bough Breaks," in Map is not territory, pp – (The University of Chicago Press, ). Bitting, Mary Margaret. The Making of ‘The Golden Bough’, published to coincide with the centenary of the book’s first edition in , is a work of intellectual history. As his subtitle makes clear, Fraser is concerned with The Golden Bough’s theoretical implications and the background from which it. A study of the making of "The Golden Bough" of which the first volume appeared in , and the twelfth and last in It is a vast and comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, offering the thesis that man progresses from magical through religious to scientific thought.   Sir James George Frazer, an expert in myth and religion, was so intrigued by this tale from classical mythology that he spent more than a quarter-century investigating its genesis. His study of the cults, rites, and myths of antiquity, The Golden Bough, offers a monumental exploration of these customs and their parallels with early Christianity. A pioneer of social anthropology, Frazer's Cited by: