The Golden Bough

Author: James George Frazer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605603
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A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been reconsidered for a modern audience. In it some of the more controversial passages were dropped, including Frazer's daring speculations on the Crucifixion of Christ. For the first time this one-volume edition restores Frazer's bolder theories and sets them within the framework of a valuable introduction and notes. A seminal work of modern anthropolgy, The Golden Bough also influenced many twentieth-century writers, including D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis. Its discussion of magical types, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, and the scapegoat is given fresh pertinence in this new edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Golden Bough

Author: Sir James George Frazer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835413
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Presents Frazer's classic study of the origins of magic and religion

The Golden Bough

Author: James George Frazer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486424927
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An expert in myth and religion, the author spent over a quarter-century assembling this study of the cults, rites, and myths of antiquity. Frazer's definitions of "magic," "religion," and "science" were useful to his successors in social anthropology, and his explications of ancient legends influenced generations of writers and poets.

The Illustrated Golden Bough

Author: Sir James George Frazer
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Presents an illustrated and abridged version of Frazer's classic study of the origins of magic and religion

The Corn King And The Spring Queen

Author: Naomi Mitchison
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468305298
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Set more than 2,000 years ago on the calm and fertile shores of the Black Sea, The Corn King and the Spring Queen tells of ancient civilizations where tenderness, beauty, and love vie with brutality and dark magic. Erif Der, a young witch, is compelled by her father to marry his powerful rival, Tarrik the Corn King, so becoming the Spring Queen. Forced by her father, she uses her magic spells to try and break Tarrik’s power. But one night Tarrik rescues Sphaeros, an Hellenic philosopher, from a shipwreck. Sphaeros in turn rescues Tarrik from near death and so breaks the enchantment that has bound him. And so begins for Tarrik a Quest—a fabulous voyage of discovery which will bring him new knowledge and which will reunite him with his beautiful Spring Queen.

The Magical Imagination

Author: Karl Bell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107002001
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Innovative history of the popular magical imagination and ordinary people's experience of urbanization in nineteenth-century England.

International Criminal Law

Author: Dr Edwin Bikundo
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409484696
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This book analyses the relationship between law and violence, the utility of law over violence and whether legality as an approach has an inherent disability in addressing mass violence as a crime. The study is located within international law and assesses whether prosecuting political violence would necessarily entail an abuse of the legal process. The intention is to encourage definition of criminal aggression via legal processes laid down by the International Criminal Court, rather than giving favour to political action under the United Nations Charter. Issues discussed in the book include the controversies over the location of the crime of aggression in either law or politics, taking a legal approach to the problems outlined. Using examples from Libya, the Ivory Coast, and Kenya, the work will be of interest to those working in the areas of international criminal justice, international law, legal theory, and international relations.

Myth And Meaning

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134522312
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In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, here offers the insights of a lifetime on the crucial questions of human existence. Responding to questions as varied as 'Can there be meaning in chaos?', 'What can science learn from myth?' and 'What is structuralism?', Lévi-Strauss presents, in clear, precise language, essential guidance for those who want to learn more about the potential of the human mind.

The President Electric

Author: Timothy Raphael
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472050737
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How Reagan's immersion in an electronic media culture of performance shaped his political career

The Illustrated Golden Bough

Author: Sir James George Frazer
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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