Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer by Robert Ackerman
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Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer
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Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer

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Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer by Robert Ackerman

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This is a fully annotated edition of selected letters by (and in some cases to) Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist, classicist, and historian of religion. Frazer was read by virtually everyone working in those fields in the first third of the twentieth century. His great work, The Golden Bough, offered a grand vision of humanity's mental and spiritual evolution - from vain attempts to compel the gods to do our bidding (which Frazer called magic) through equally vain attempts to propitiate the gods through prayer and sacrifice (his characterization of religion) to rationality and science. His richly varied correspondence with prominent figures such as Edmund Gosse, A. E. Housman, and Bronislaw Malinowski, among others, offers an unparalleled insight into British intellectual life of the time, and also throws light upon the composition of The Golden Bough itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199266968
ISBN-10: 0199266964
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 164mm x 29mm)
Pages: 436
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Ackerman

Robert Ackerman was formerly Director of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

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