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Frazer, James George 1854-1941

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Works: 1,825 works in 6,917 publications in 18 languages and 58,449 library holdings
Genres: Myths  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biographies  Didactic poetry, Latin  Comparative studies  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Commentator, Contributor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Composer, Correspondent, Compiler
Classifications: BL310, 291
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The golden bough; a study in magic and religion by James George Frazer( Book )

291 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,667 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 )

59 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 2,176 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 )

235 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 1,873 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 Ovid( Book )

100 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,719 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 and was banished to 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. One of his few surviving works, the Fasti is a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half. It is believed that Ovid left the Fasti incomplete when he was exiled to Tomis
Folk-lore in the Old Testament : studies in comparative religion, legend and law by James George Frazer( Book )

57 editions published between 1918 and 2003 in English and held by 1,646 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( )

23 editions published between 1890 and 2019 in English and held by 1,197 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
The library of Greek mythology by Apollodorus( Book )

60 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 955 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.'"
Aftermath; a supplement to The golden bough by James George Frazer( Book )

55 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and held by 909 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 )

63 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and held by 731 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 Gorgon's head : and other literary pieces by James George Frazer( Book )

34 editions published between 1927 and 2018 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

24 editions published between 1898 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Stellar myths; Kulin marriage & descent rules, myth of origin of exogamy; geographical or local exogamy combined with class exogamy among the Wurunjerri, Bunurong & 5 tribes near Melbourne; brief details of marriage customs, prohibition of cousin marriage, punishment for unlawful marriage, avoidance relationships, vengeance for murder, classificatory kinship terms; p.441-451; Location of Kaiabara tribe, participation in Bunya-Bunya feast, system of classes & subclasses, marriage & descent rules, descent totems, classificatory kinship terms; brief details of Maryborough tribes - descent, personal totems; classes & subclasses, prohibition of cousin marriage, marriage & betrothal customs of the Muruburra; p.451-462; Location & class system of the Wotjoballuk; subtotems, relationship of individual to totem & of totems to each other, totemic burial customs, mortuary totems, relationship of individual to subtotems, sex totems & identification with them, marriage & descent, local exogomy, prohibition of cousin marriage, betrothal & marriage customs, kinship terms; p.462-463; Brief details for Mukjarawaint & Gournditch-mara; p.463-470; Tribes of S.W. Victoria - clans, classes, traditions for origin of classes, local & class exogamy, strictness of marriage laws, child betrothal, initiation ceremony (depilation), marriage customs, avoidance relationships, sex totems; p.470-472; Brief details of classes, totems & subtotems of the Buandik; p.472-477; The Yerklamining - location, totems, marriage laws; the Narrang-ga, two differing accounts given of their totems & marriage & descent laws; p.477-488; Location of the Narrinyeri, localization of clans & local exogamy, table of clans & totems, explanation of clan names, personal totems, marriage customs, prohibition of cousin marriage, initiation rites, increase ceremony for water & fish at Lake Victoria, hunting ceremonies, kinship system; p.488-493; Location of Murring; hereditary & personal totems among the Yuin; relationship of individual to totem, list of totems, sex totems, local exogamy, betrothal & marriage customs, kinship terms; p.493-500; Location of the Kurnai, local exogamy; names show traces of class-system & traces of totems may be found in names given at initiation; sex totems used to induce offers of marriage, personal totems of medicine men, relationship of totems to exogamous geographical areas; elopement the customary form of marriage, classificatory kinship terms; p.500-503; Succession to deceased brothers widow - the Levirate - practised by the Kurnai; Levirate probably a relic of group marriage not polyandry; p.503-505; Avoidance relationships among the Kurnai, explanations of origin; relics of close ties with wifes family in food sharing customs among the Kurnai & other S.E. Australian tribes; p.505-507; Brief details of location, marriage customs, animal mimicry at initiation ceremonies, mother-in-law avoidance, classificatory kinship terms among the Chepara; p.507-511; Discussion of marriage systems, equivalence of class systems; p.511-514; Adjustment from Urabunna system to Arunta system & effect of changes on social organization; p.515-520; N.W. central Queensland tribes with four class system similar to the Kamilaroi (including Pitta- Pitta, Miorli, Goa, Yerrunthully, RingaRinga, Kalkadoon, Miubbi, Workoboongo, Mycoolon); p.520- 522; Equivalent names for classes among the Woolangama, Koreng- Koreng, Taroombul, Duppil, Karoonbara, Rakivira, Bouwiwara, Koomabara; quotes Roth on lack of totemism in Queensland; p.523-526; System of food taboos for exogamous subclasses; tables show food forbidden to Pitta-Pitta, Kalkadoon, Mitakoodi, Woonamurra & Goa tribes; p.527-530; Queensland food taboos may be totemism in decay; evidence supporting totemism in Queensland; p.531; Totemic taboos coming into force at first initiation ceremony; p.532-533
Apollodorus : the library by Apollodorus( Book )

36 editions published between 1921 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 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 598 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 )

35 editions published between 1935 and 2003 in English and held by 594 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 577 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 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fear of the dead in primitive religion by James George Frazer( Book )

28 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The golden bough; a study in magic and religion
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