NEW WORKS ON ANTHROPOLOGY
8 vo. I os. net.
ADONIS, ATTIS, OSIRIS
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF ORIENTAL RELIGION
J. G. FRAZER, D.C.L., LL.D., Litt.D.
FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE AUTHOR OF a THE GOLDEN BOUGH a
The studies contained in this book are an expansion of the corresponding sections in The Golden Bough. By far the greater portion of them is new, and they make by themselves a fairly complete and, the author hopes, intelligible whole. In studying afresh these three Oriental worships, Dr. Frazer has paid more attention than formerly to the natural features of the countries in which they arose, because he is more than ever persuaded that religion, like all other institutions, has been profoundly influenced by physical environment, and cannot be understood without some appreciation of those aspects of external nature which stamp themselves indelibly on the thoughts, the habits, the whole life of a people.
8 vo. With numerous Illustrations and a Map.
W. H. R. RIVERS, M.A., M.D.
FELLOW OF ST. JOHNa S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Dr. Rivers recently spent some time visiting the Todas, a most interesting pastoral people of Southern India. They are an isolated and quite peculiar people, and have been described several times; but Dr. Rivers has obtained far fuller information than any previous observer, especially with regard to' their most elaborate religious ritual, which centres round the dairy. The dairy, in fact, forms their temple. Dr. Rivers obtained many interesting photographs which serve to illustrate his work.
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