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Frazer, Sir James George (1854–1941) By Sanzo, Joseph Emanuel

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1344-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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James George Frazer was a Scottish classicist, social theorist, anthropologist, and historian of religion. He was a Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge University. In addition to his influential entries in the Encyclopedia Britannica (e.g. ‘Taboo’, ‘Totem’), Frazer published voluminous translations, editions and monographs in the fields of classics (e.g. Pausanias’s [110–180 AD] Description of Greece [1898], an edition of Ovid’s [43 BC – 17 AD] Fasti [1929]), religion (e.g. Lectures on the Early History of the Kingship [1905], Totemism and Exogamy [1910]) and biblical studies (e.g. Folk-Lore in the Old Testament [1918]). Frazer is best known, however, for his massive enterprise in comparative religion and mythology, The Golden Bough (GB).

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