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Murray, Margaret Alice

Overview
Works: 208 works in 869 publications in 9 languages and 8,567 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Folklore  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Collector, Other, Dedicatee, Adapter, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT61, 913.32
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Most widely held works by Margaret Alice Murray
The splendour that was Egypt; a general survey of Egyptian culture and civilisation by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

85 editions published between 1949 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The God of the witches by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

85 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This celebrated study of witchcraft in Europe traces the worship of the pre-Christian and prehistoric Horned God from paleolithic times to the medieval period. Murray, the first to turn a scholarly eye on the mysteries of witchcraft, enables us to see its existence in the Middle Ages not as an isolated and terrifying phenomenon, but as the survival of a religion nearly as old as humankind itself, whose devotees held passionately to a view of life threatened by an alien creed. The findings she sets forth, once thought of as provocative and implausible, are now regarded as irrefutable by folklorists and scholars in related fields. Exploring the rites and ceremonies associated with witchcraft, Murray establishes the concept of the "dying god"--the priest-king who was ritually killed to ensure the country and its people a continuity of fertility and strength. In this light, she considers such figures as Thomas a Becket, Joan of Arc, and Gilles de Rais as spiritual leaders whose deaths were ritually imposed. Truly a classic work of anthropology, and written in a clear, accessible style that anyone can enjoy, The God of the Witches forces us to reevaluate our thoughts about an ancient and vital religion." --Googlebooks, 1970 Oxford ed
The witch-cult in Western Europe by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

82 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mass of existing material on the subject is so great that I have not attempted to make a survey of the whole of European witchcraft, but have confined myself to an intensive study of the cult in Great Britain."--Pref
The splendor that was Egypt by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and Arabic and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian sculpture by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

16 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian temples by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian religious poetry by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of religion by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

13 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine king of England : a study in anthropology by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riqqeh and Memphis VI by Reginald Engelbach( Book )

11 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street in Petra by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary Egyptian grammar by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 1905 and 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Egyptian legends by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osireion at Abydos by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

21 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petra, the rock city of Edom by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

9 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tombs of the courtiers and Oxyrhynkhos by W. M. Flinders Petrie( Book )

10 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary Coptic (Sahidic) grammar by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

15 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Memphite tomb chapels by Hilda Petrie( Book )

11 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lahun by Guy Brunton( Book )

in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of names and titles of the old kingdom by Margaret Alice Murray( Book )

11 editions published between 1908 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The God of the witches
Alternative Names
Margaret Alice Murray britische Anthropologin und gyptologin

Margaret Murray egittologa e antropologa britannica

Murray, M. A.

Murray M. A. 1863-1963

Murray, M. A. (Margaret Alice)

Murray, Margaret.

Murray Margaret 1863-1963

Murray, Margaret A.

Murray, Margaret A. 1863-1963

Murray, Margret A

Мюррей М. 1863-1963

Мюррей, Маргарет

مارگارت مورای

مرى، مرجريت

مري، مرجريت أليس

マレー, マーガレット・A

Languages
English (479)

Dutch (7)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Danish (3)

Arabic (2)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

Covers
The witch-cult in Western EuropeThe splendor that was EgyptEgyptian templesIndex of names and titles of the old kingdom