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The New Golden Bough: A Classic Work on Ancient and Primitive Magic, Religion, Ritual, Myth, and Taboo.
The New Golden Bough A Classic Work on Ancient and Primitive Magic Religion Ritual Myth and Taboo Author:Sir James Frazer; Revised by Theodore Gaster Sir James Frazer's Golden Bough was the first work to trace the evolution of human behavior from savage to civlized man. What Freud did for the individual, Frazer did for civilization as a whole. His study of primitive magic, taboos, sexual practices, superstition, and wizardry is one of the richest achievements of the human imagination. — This c... more »ompletely new, revised abridgment of the famous original twelve volumes and the Aftermath incorporates much revealing material never before available in a single volume. Prepared by an outstanding authority, it contains notes, commentaries, and analyses that relate Frazer's great work to the most recent findings in anthropolgy and science.« less