LA RAMA DORADA

MAGIA Y RELIGIÓN (NUEVA EDICIÓN A PARTIR DE LA VERSIÓN ORIGINAL EN 12 VOLS.)
Imagen de cubierta: LA RAMA DORADA
Precio: 35,00€
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Idioma: 
Castellano
Número de páginas: 
645
Dimensiones: 230 cm × 170 cm × 0 cm
Fecha de publicación: 
2014
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ISBN: 
978-607-16-0646-4

En toda época ha habido, por un lado, rebeldes, individuos que trataron de reformar la religión o más aún deshacerse de ella, y por el otro, conciliadores o unificadores que buscaron reconciliar fe y práctica a través de métodos menos radicales. Es a la primera categoría, la revolucionaria, a la que Frazer creyó pertenecer. Todas las religiones producen religiones opuestas; las religiones del Libro producen libros opuestos. [...] La religión del Libro de la propia época de Frazer, el cristianismo victoriano en sus distintas variantes, también requería un libro que se le opusiera. Hay razones suficientes para afirmar que ese libro, consciente o inconscientemente, era La rama dorada.
Robert Fraser (autor de la edición, la introducción y las notas)

Robert Fraser es biógrafo, crítico literario y dramaturgo. Ha sido profesor de literatura en las universidades de Leeds, Londres y en el Trinity College de Cambridge, donde fue Director de Estudios en Inglés. También ha impartido clase en África, América Latina y en Medio Oriente. En 2007 fue elegido miembro de la Royal Society of Literature. Esta nueva edición, compendiada enteramente a partir de los doce volúmenes de la primera publicación completa de la obra (1906-1915), restituye los pasajes censurados en el resumen de 1922 y en sus ediciones subsecuentes. Con esta nueva versión se ofrecen por primera vez al público hispanohablante las teorías más audaces de Frazer contextualizadas con un nuevo aparato crítico, introducción y notas.

AUTOR/A

FRAZER, SIR JAMES GEORGE

Sir James George Frazer, (born Jan. 1, 1854, Glasgow, Scot.?died May 7, 1941, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.), British anthropologist, folklorist, and classical scholar, best remembered as the author of The Golden Bough.<BR><BR>From an academy in Helensburgh, Dumbarton, Frazer went to Glasgow University (1869), entered Trinity College, Cambridge (1874), and became a fellow (1879). In 1907 he was appointed professor of social anthropology at Liverpool, but he returned to Cambridge after one session, remaining there for the rest of his life.<BR><BR>His outstanding position among anthropologists was established by the publication in 1890 of The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (enlarged to 12 vol., 1911?15; abridged edition in 1 vol., 1922; supplementary vol. Aftermath, 1936). The underlying theme of the work is Frazer?s theory of a general development of modes of thought from the magical to the religious and, finally, to the scientific. His distinction between magic and religion (magic as an attempt to control events by technical acts based upon faulty reasoning, religion as an appeal for help to spiritual beings) has been basically assumed in much anthropological writing since his time. Although the evolutionary sequence of magical, religious, and scientific thought is no longer accepted and Frazer?s broad general psychological theory has proved unsatisfactory, his work enabled him to synthesize and compare a wider range of information about religious and magical practices than has been achieved subsequently by any other single anthropologist.<BR><BR>The Golden Bough directed attention to the combination of priestly with kingly office in the ?divine kingships? widely reported from Africa and elsewhere. According to Frazer, the institution of divine kingship derived from the belief that the well-being of the social and natural orders depended upon the vitality of the king, who must therefore be slain when his powers begin to fail him and be replaced by a vigorous successor.<BR><BR>In making a vast range of primitive custom appear intelligible to European thinkers of his time, Frazer had a wide influence among men of letters; and, though he traveled little himself, he was in close contact with missionaries and administrators who provided information for him and valued his interpretation of it. His other works include Totemism and Exogamy (1910) and Folk-Lore in the Old Testament (1918). He was knighted in 1914.<BR><BR>http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/217662/Sir-James-George-Frazer...