Sir James George Frazer


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Sir James George Frazer (1 January 1854 – 7 May 1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. He is often considered one of the founding fathers of modern anthropology.

His most famous work, The Golden Bough (1890), documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs across ... more »

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  • ''The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.''
    Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), Scottish classicist, anthropologist. The Golden Bough, ch. 18 (1922).
  • ''The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.''
    Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), Scottish classicist, anthropologist. The Golden Bough, ch. 18 (1922 edition).
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