The Golden Bough by James George Frazer

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It first was published in two volumes in 1890; the third edition, published 1906–15, comprised twelve volumes. It offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological perspective. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial.

The 87th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 46th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  2. - 90th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  3. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  4. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)

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The Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion: Part 1. The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings. Volume 1 Paperback 1842306 $22.92 $16.09 2000
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