Book Synopsis The Summer Tree by : Guy Gavriel Kay
Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of all Worlds. They have been called there by the mage Loren Silvercloak, and quickly find themselves drawn into the complex tapestry of events. For Kim, Paul, Kevin, Jennifer and Dave all have their own part to play in the coming battle against the forces of evil led by the fallen god Rakoth Maugrim and his dark hordes.Guy Gavriel Kay's classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly grand scale, and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty years.
Book Synopsis The Summer Tree by : Guy Gavriel Kay
First in a new trilogy from the bestselling author of Tigana. This finely textured tapestry tells of five young persons and their journey into a mystic realm. "Kay's intricate Celtic background will please fantasy buffs".-- Publishers Weekly. Kay has been retained by J.R.R. Tolkien's estate to help complete The Silmarillion.
Download or Read eBook The Golden Bough PDF written by James George Frazer and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-24 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Golden bough PDF written by J. G. Frazer and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2019-03-21 with total page 911 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
WHO does not know Turner's picture of the Golden Bough? The scene, suffused with the golden glow of imagination in which the divine mind of Turner steeped and transfigured even the fairest natural landscape, is a dream-like vision of the little woodland lake of Nemi-"Diana's Mirror," as it was called by the ancients. No one who has seen that calm water, lapped in a green hollow of the Alban hills, can ever forget it. The two characteristic Italian villages which slumber on its banks, and the equally Italian palace whose terraced gardens descend steeply to the lake, hardly break the stillness and even the solitariness of the scene. Diana herself might still linger by this lonely shore, still haunt these woodlands wild.
Download or Read eBook The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic & Religion PDF written by James George Frazer and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 930 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic & Religion by : James George Frazer
The Golden Bough is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer. The book documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs around the globe. Frazer attempted to define the shared elements of religious belief and scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat, and many other symbols and practices whose influences had extended into 20th-century culture. His thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship and periodic sacrifice of a sacred king. Frazer proposed that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought. The influence of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature and thought is substantial.
Download or Read eBook The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion PDF written by James George Frazer and published by anboco. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 1261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion by : James George Frazer
The primary aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia. When I first set myself to solve the problem more than thirty years ago, I thought that the solution could be propounded very briefly, but I soon found that to render it probable or even intelligible it was necessary to discuss certain more general questions, some of which had hardly been broached before. In successive editions the discussion of these and kindred topics has occupied more and more space, the enquiry has branched out in more and more directions, until the two volumes of the original work have expanded into twelve. Meantime a wish has often been expressed that the book should be issued in a more compendious form. This abridgment is an attempt to meet the wish and thereby to bring the work within the range of a wider circle of readers. While the bulk of the book has been greatly reduced, I have endeavoured to retain its leading principles, together with an amount of evidence sufficient to illustrate them clearly. The language of the original has also for the most part been preserved, though here and there the exposition has been somewhat condensed. In order to keep as much of the text as possible I have sacrificed all the notes, and with them all exact references to my authorities. Readers who desire to ascertain the source of any particular statement must therefore consult the larger work, which is fully documented and provided with a complete bibliography.
Download or Read eBook The Golden Bough PDF written by Sir James George Frazer and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-26 with total page 772 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Golden Bough by : Sir James George Frazer
Classic 1890 study of cults, rites, and myths of antiquity helped define terms of social anthropology, influencing generations of thinkers. Abridgment omits footnotes, occasionally condenses text; all main principles remain intact.
Book Synopsis The Golden Bough by : Sir James Frazer
Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) caught the popular imagination with his vast and enterprising comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, which in its third edition numbered 12 volumes. Reissued here is Frazer's own single-volume abridgement of 1922.