The Golden Bough

A Study in Magic and Religion

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605603

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been reconsidered for a modern audience. In it some of the more controversial passages were dropped, including Frazer's daring speculations on the Crucifixion of Christ. For the first time this one-volume edition restores Frazer's bolder theories and sets them within the framework of a valuable introduction and notes. A seminal work of modern anthropolgy, The Golden Bough also influenced many twentieth-century writers, including D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis. Its discussion of magical types, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, and the scapegoat is given fresh pertinence in this new edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Golden Bough

A Study in Magic and Religion

Author: Sir James George Frazer

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199538829

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

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A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been reconsidered for a modern audience. In it some of the more controversial passages were dropped, including Frazer's daring speculations on the Crucifixion of Christ. For the first time this one-volume edition restores Frazer's bolder theories and sets them within the framework of a valuable introduction and notes. A seminal work of modern anthropology, The Golden Bough also influenced many twentieth-century writers, including D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis. Its discussion of magical types, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, and the scapegoat is given fresh pertinence in this new edition.

Die Sortes Astrampsychi

Problemlösungsstrategien durch Orakel im römischen Ägypten

Author: Franziska Naether

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161502507

Category: History

Page: 491

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English summary: You will marry your girlfriend, but you will be sorry. You will inherit from your wife, but you will not be the sole heir. These are the words of an oracle attributed to Pythagoras which supposedly also helped Alexander gain world supremacy. The Sortes Astrampsychi were transmitted on papyri from the Roman period and medieval manuscripts in Greek. Consisting of 92 pre-formulated questions and 1030 matching answers from nearly all areas of daily life, the oracle represents an important source for the social history of Egypt, for example its demography, economy and jurisdiction. In this commentary on the Sortes Astrampsychi, the author focuses on the background of its use in antiquity and the contextualization among the religious, divinatory and magical practices of Egypt, in particular the ticket oracles in Demotic, Greek and Coptic. German description: Du wirst deine Geliebte heiraten, aber es wird dir leid tun; Du wirst von deiner Frau erben, aber nicht als Alleinerbe. So spricht ein dem Pythagoras zugeschriebenes Orakel, das schon Alexander zur Weltherrschaft verholfen haben soll. Das Losbuch Sortes Astrampsychi ist auf romerzeitlichen Papyri und mittelalterlichen Handschriften in griechischer Sprache uberliefert. Mit 92 vorformulierten Fragen und 1030 Antworten aus fast allen Lebensbereichen liegt eine ergiebige Quelle zur Sozialgeschichte Agyptens vor - vom Uberleben von Krankheiten uber Geschaftsbeteiligungen hin zu Verhandlungstaktiken vor Gericht. Wichtige Fragestellungen dieses Kommentars zu den Sortes Astrampsychi zielen auf den Anwendungskontext und die Einordnung des Werks innerhalb der religiosen, divinatorischen und magischen Praktiken Agyptens unter besonderer Berucksichtigung der Ticket-Orakel in demotischer, griechischer und koptischer Sprache.

Der goldene Zweig

das Geheimnis von Glauben und Sitten der Völker

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499554834

Category:

Page: 1087

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

Author: Richard Fardon,Oliva Harris,Trevor H J Marchand,Cris Shore,Veronica Strang,Richard Wilson,Mark Nuttall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971594

Category: Social Science

Page: 1184

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In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.

Wittgenstein and Natural Religion

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191023299

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Gordon Graham presents a radically innovative study of Wittgenstein's philosophy, in relation to the age-old impulse to connect ordinary human life with the transcendent reality of God. He offers an account of its relevance to the study of religion that is completely different to the standard version of 'Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion' expounded by both its adherents and critics. Graham goes on to revitalize the philosophy of 'true religion', an alternative, though not a rival, to the lively philosophical theology of Plantinga and Swinburne that currently dominates the subject. This alternative style of philosophy of religion has equally deep historical roots in the philosophical works of Spinoza, Hume, Schleiermacher, and Mill. At the same time, it is more easily connected to the psychological, sociological, and anthropological studies of William James, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Mircea Eliade, and Mary Douglas. Graham uses Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy to argue in favour of the idea that 'true religion' is to be understood as human participation in divine life.

Encyclopedia of the British Novel

Author: Victoria Gaydosik

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140681

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: N.A

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Provides an alphabetical guide to British authors, novels, literary themes and more from the early seventeenth century through the late twentieth century.

Knowledge and the Social Sciences

Theory, Method, Practice

Author: Open University

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415222860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 165

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This book provides a clear introduction to key philosophical and epistemological issues in the social sciences, to both positivist and interpretative methodologies through comparing contemporary debates surrounding social change.

Knowledge and the Social Sciences

Theory, Method, Practice

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415329750

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Is knowledge what counts in today's society? How does knowledge shape social change? Do we trust experts less now than in the past? How do we decide which knowledge counts and which experts to trust? Knowledge and the Social Sciences: Theory, Method, Practice looks at the role of the social sciences in explaining and exploring what has been called the explosion of knowledge in the contemporary world. It takes as its starting point the claim that all forms of knowledge, including the social sciences, must be understood in their social context. It argues that the social sciences both describe and transform what they study and introduces students to some of the key concepts and arguments that are essential for further study in the social sciences. In a radical and practical introduction to ways of thinking and knowing in the social sciences, this text investigates the origins and consequences of different types of knowledge in areas of social change both in everyday thinking and in more academic fields, in medical science, religious belief systems and the environment and political responses to environmental change. These issues are explored in th context of the emergence of what has

Wurzeln des Menschseins

Author: Frithjof Schuon

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3732308049

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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»Es ist notwendig, eine geistige Verwurzelung zu verwirklichen, die dem Äußeren seine zugleich zerstreuende und verengende Willkürherrschaft nimmt und die uns stattdessen ermöglicht, ›Gott überall zu sehen‹, das heißt, in den sinnenhaften Dingen die Sinnbilder, die Urbilder und die Wesenheiten wahrzunehmen; denn die von einer verinnerlichten Seele wahrgenommenen Schönheiten werden Faktoren der Verinnerlichung.« Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) wird in weiten Teilen der Welt als einer der bedeutendsten religionsphilosophischen Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts angesehen. Er gilt als führender Vertreter jener Denkrichtung, die Sophia perennis (»immerwährende Weisheit«) genannt wird, und welche die zeitlosen und überall gültigen Grundsätze enthält, die den verschiedenen Lehren, den Sinnbildern, der heiligen Kunst und den geistigen Übungen der Weltreligionen zugrunde liegen. Dieses Buch handelt von den Grundsätzen der Metaphysik und ihren Anwendungen auf die religiöse und geistige Ebene. Es enthält drei Teile: Der erste hat erkenntnistheoretische, metaphysische und kosmologische Fragen zum Gegenstand, der zweite das esoterische Verständnis verschiedener religiöser Überlieferungen, der dritte das geistige Leben. So werden im Licht der metaphysischen Grundsätze die innere Bedeutung der religiösen Formen sowie deren Umsetzung im Dasein des Menschen erkennbar. Das Buch wendet sich an Menschen, die auf der Suche nach einem geistig fundierten Verständnis der Welt und ihres eigenen Lebens sind, einem Verständnis, das über die Antworten hinausgeht, welche die modernen Wissenschaften geben können. Es vermag zu befreienden Einsichten und tiefer Gewissheit zu führen.

Theatricality and presence

a phenomenology of space and spectacle in early modern France and Spain

Author: William Egginton,Stanford University. Dept. of Comparative Literature

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 446

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Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

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The Worlds of Joseph Smith

A Bicentennial Conference at the Library of Congress

Author: John Woodland Welch

Publisher: Brigham Young University Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mormon Church

Page: 325

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These articles, presented at the Library of Congress Symposium in May 2005, explore JOseph Smith through the lenses of ancient history and carchaeology, personal hisory, theological contributions, and the formation of a world religion. Authors include Richard Bushman, Robert Remini, Richard Hughes, Grant Underwood, Terryl Givens, Margaret Barker, John Clark, John Welch, Dallin Oaks, David Paulsen, Richard Mouw, Randall Balmer, Robert Millet, Douglas Davies, Gerald McDermott, Jan Shipps, and Roger Keller.

Die Schmelze

Roman

Author: Risto Isomäki

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732516164

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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Risto Isomäkis Ökothriller - endlich auch als E-Book erhältlich! Jahrtausendealte versunkene Städte werden an der indischen Küste entdeckt. Für die Forscherin Amrita sind sie Zeugen einer urzeitlichen Eisschmelze im Himalaja - und einer Naturkatastrophe, die sich heute zu wiederholen droht! Die Eisexpertin Susan hat in Grönland das wegbrechende Eis direkt vor Augen und versucht, die dramatische Entwicklung aufzuhalten. Ein aussichtsloser Wettlauf gegen die Zeit?

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 794

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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.