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Frazer, James George 1854-1941

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Works: 1,934 works in 7,699 publications in 16 languages and 60,408 library holdings
Genres: Myths  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biographies  Didactic poetry, Latin  Comparative studies  Sources  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Commentator, Recipient, Dedicatee, Honoree, Composer, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: BL310, 291
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The golden bough; a study in magic and religion by James George Frazer( Book )

705 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 10,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frazer's series which attempted to define the shared elements of religious belief and scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat, and many other symbols and practices whose influences had extended into 20th-century culture. His thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship and periodic sacrifice of a sacred king. Frazer proposed that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought
The new Golden bough : a new abridgment of the classic work by James George Frazer( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition based on the twelve volume work on the pioneer study of magic and religion
The illustrated golden bough by James George Frazer( Book )

238 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in comparative folklore, magic and religion, showing parallels between the rites and beliefs, superstitions and taboos of early cultures and those of Christianity
Ovid's Fasti by Publius Ovidius Naso( Book )

103 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE-17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars Amatoria, and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile. Ovid's main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; Heroides, fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes
Folk-lore in the Old Testament : studies in comparative religion, legend and law by James George Frazer( Book )

56 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Sir James George Frazer examines and reveals startling parallels to Biblical stories in widely divergent cultures, both ancient and modern. Delving deep into his storehouse of learning, he shows us startling similarities for these stories in the legends of priests, prophets, and medicine men from civilizations such as those of ancient Babylon, Greece, Rome, Mexico, and the American Indians
The golden bough : a study of magic and religion by James George Frazer( )

28 editions published between 1890 and 2019 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frazer's groundbreaking study of myth and magic was among the first works of trans-historical anthropology, examining the world-wide beliefs in magic held by ancient peoples, and illuminating the ancient practices of nature worship, the myths of the dying god, and the divine sacrifice of kings
Aftermath; a supplement to The golden bough by James George Frazer( Book )

57 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A supplement intended to provide some fresh information on certain subjects which I have discussed more at large in The Golden Bough."--Preface
Psyche's task; a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions by James George Frazer( Book )

64 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The belief in immortality and the worship of the dead by James George Frazer( Book )

59 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1913 volume discusses several religions whereby believers worship the dead both in hopes that the dead will bless their futures and in hopes that the dead will rise up to bless the living. This concept of the undead or dead rising again is present in some capacity in many religions, even mainstream ones like Christianity (i.e. the resurrection). This volume highlights those beliefs among the Aborigines in Australia, New Guinea and Melanesia
The golden bough : a study in magic and religion by James George Frazer( Book )

182 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery to civilization, from the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values
The Gorgon's head : and other literary pieces by James George Frazer( Book )

34 editions published between 1927 and 2018 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

25 editions published between 1898 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totemism and exogamy, a treatise on certain early forms of superstition and society by James George Frazer( Book )

55 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classificatory system of kinship; p.295-308; Terms of relationship of Urabunna, Arunta, Luritcha, Kaitish, Warramunga, Worgaia, Umbaia, Tjingilli, Gnanji, Binbinga, Mara and Anula tribes; p.308-313; Group marriage (Urabunna & Dieri); p.321-323; Fur clothing (Port Lincoln, Narrinyeri) & permanent housing (S.W. Vic., S.A., N.S.W.); p.327-332; Tribal government & leadership in S.A., Vic., and N.S.W.; p.332-334; Contrast in social advancement in differing climatic areas, e.g. most primitive in dry centre, more advanced tribes in fertile coastal areas; p.344352; Location & numbers of Dieri, their moieties, clans, rules of marriage & descent, prohibition of first cousin marriage, 2 legends on origin of totems, 2 versions of legend of origin of exogamy; p.352-357; Similarity of legend among the Kulin, general theory on the introduction & spread of social change from tribe to tribe; 357-360; Dieri, Yaurorka, Yantruwunta, Marula, Yelyuyendi, Karanguru, Ngameni joint ceremony for increase of carpet snake, lace lizard; increase rite performed by Lake Eyre tribes for iguanas; Dieri increase rite for wild fowl eggs, rain making ceremony; p.360-361; Dieri clan leaders form council of elders; p.362; Relationship terms used by Dieri; p.363367; Primary & secondary marriage among Dieri, marriage ceremonies, relationships of spouses of both kinds; p.367-371; Equivalent systems among the Yantruwanta, Kurnandaburi, Yandairunga (Yendakarangu), Parnkalla; p.371; Area occupied by tribes practicing group marriage; p.374-376; Yendakarangu totems, rules of descent, classificatory kinship terms; p.376-380; Details for Wonkamala, Ngameni, Wonkanguru, Yaurorka, Yantruwanta, Kurnandaburi; p.380-381; Location of Itchumundi, Karamundi & Barkinji nations; p.381383; Strict exogamy practised by Darling River tribes, child betrothal, traces of group marriage; p.383-384; Classificatory kinship terms of the Wathi-Wathi; p.384-386; Tradition of wonder-working ancestors & examples of Wathi-Wathi fire myth; p.387; Location of tribes in Itchumundi nation, details of Wilya totems, marriage & descent rules only; p.388; Location of Karamundi nation, brief details of Milpulko tribe only; p.388-390; Brief details of location of totems for the Parunji, Barinji & Wiimbaio; p.390-391; Details of totems for the Ta-tathi, Keramin; p.392-395; Brief details of location, totems, marriage & descent rules of the Ya-itma-thang, Nagarigo, Wolgal, Biduelli; p.395405; Kamilaroi totems, marriage & descent rules, division of classes into subclasses, descent of totem, exception to exogamy rule, mother-in-law avoidance, vengeance for murder, brief details of kinship terms; p.405-422; Details of location, classes & subclasses, marriage & descent of subclasses & totems, betrothal, personal totems of medicine men, survival of group marriage, classificatory kinship terms among the Wiradjuri, Wonghibon, Kuinmurbura, Kongulu; p.422-430; Wakelbura system of classes & subclasses, marriage & descent, descent of totems, betrothal, punishment for irregular marriages, wife exchange, group marriage, capture of women by visitors, initiation ceremonies, classification of natural phenomena, food restrictions, funeral rites; p.430-434; Wakelbura system found among the Port Mackay tribe, their classificatory kinship system & subtotems; Buntamurra totems, marriage & descent rules, descent of totems; p.434-441
Apollodorus : the library by Apollodorus( Book )

38 editions published between 1921 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garnered sheaves : essays, addresses, and reviews by James George Frazer( Book )

43 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden bough : the roots of religion and folklore by James George Frazer( Book )

21 editions published between 1890 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery to civilization, from the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values
Creation and evolution in primitive cosmogonies, and other pieces by James George Frazer( Book )

36 editions published between 1935 and 2003 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worship of nature by James George Frazer( Book )

50 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man, God and immortality : thoughts on human progress by James George Frazer( Book )

20 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library by Apollodorus( Book )

27 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and Multiple languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 'Library' provides in three books a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in clear and unaffected style, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary sources. It is thus an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world and their race. This work has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BCE), a student of Aristarchus. But the text as we have it was written by an author probably living in the first or second century of our era.In his highly valued notes to the Loeb Classical Library edition (which is in two volumes) J. G. Frazer cites the principal passages of other ancient writers where each particular story is told and compares the various versions to those in the 'Library.'"
 
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The golden bough; a study in magic and religion
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