Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

This collection of previously out-of-print titles brings togther some key texts from the early study of the anthropology of religion. An important reference collection, these books will prove invaluable to students of religion and anthropology.

  • The Origins of Religion book cover

    The Origins of Religion

    1st Edition

    By Rafael Karsten

    This book, first published in 1935, collects together material on the origins of religion from two very different sources. South America, where the author spent six years studying the religious beliefs and customs of several Indian tribes representing different stages of culture; and the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • When the Golden Bough Breaks: Structuralism or Typology? book cover

    When the Golden Bough Breaks

    Structuralism or Typology?, 1st Edition

    By Peter Munz

    This original, provocative study, first published in 1973, presents a new method of interpretation of mythology, and reveals the wide-ranging implications of this universal phenomenon for many disciplines. The volume begins with a sympathetic but critical examination of Lévi-Strauss’s…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
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  • The 'Soul' of the Primitive book cover

    The 'Soul' of the Primitive

    1st Edition

    By Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

    The object of this book, first published in 1928, is a study of the ways in which those who were once called ‘primitives’ conceive of their own individuality. The author inquires into the notions they possess of their life-principle, their soul, and their personality, often encountering that many…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
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  • Primitive Ritual and Belief: An Anthropological Essay book cover

    Primitive Ritual and Belief

    An Anthropological Essay, 1st Edition

    By E.O. James

    This book, first published in 1917, investigates the rites and beliefs of people who had remained in a ‘primitive’ state of culture throughout the ages. Special attention was paid to the ritual and mythology of the Aborigines of Australia, in what was then some of the first studies of their beliefs.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
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  • The Concept of Deity: A Comparative and Historical Study. The Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion in the University of Oxford book cover

    The Concept of Deity

    A Comparative and Historical Study. The Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion in the University of Oxford, 1st Edition

    By E.O. James

    For good or ill, most, if not all, of the great institutions which have formed the framework of society have had their roots in the idea of Deity as a beneficent providential order of transcendental reality. In being handed down through countless generations the beliefs, concepts and customs have…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
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  • The Beginnings of Religion: An introductory and Scientific Study book cover

    The Beginnings of Religion

    An introductory and Scientific Study, 1st Edition

    By E.O. James

    In this book, first published in 1948, an attempt has been made to provide an intelligible introduction to a somewhat complex aspect of scientific inquiry. And secondly, to construct a background of ‘primitive’ ritual and belief against which the more developed religions can be placed. This book is…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03
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    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This collection of previously out-of-print titles brings togther some key texts from the early study of the anthropology of religion. An important reference collection, these books will prove invaluable to students of religion and anthropology.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
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    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion