The Secret Of The Totem Andrew Lang

ISBN: 9780404038663

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215 pages


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The Secret Of The Totem  by  Andrew Lang

The Secret Of The Totem by Andrew Lang
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1905. While best known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even childrens books. Langs versatility was also shownMore1905. While best known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even childrens books. Langs versatility was also shown in his works on folklore and on primitive religion. This book is a natural sequel to Social Origins and Primal Law, where he dealt with the origins of totemism, which is defined as the belief that people are descended from animals, plants, and other natural objects.

Contents: Origin of Totemism- Method of Inquiry- Theory of Primal Promiscuity- The Arunta Anomaly- The Theories of Dr. Durkheim- The Authors Theory- Rise of Phratries and Totem Kins- A New Point Explained- Totemic Redistribution- Matrimonial Classes- and Mr. Frazers Theory of Totemism. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.



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