Andrew Lang The Secret of the Totem

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The Secret of the Totem

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This vintage book contains a fascinating investigation into totems and totenism in tribal societies, with a special focus on their use by Australian Aborigines. Written by Andrew Lang, it explores the origins of totenism and its relationship with ancestor worship and the natural order, and offers interesting and unique insights into its role and purpose. The chapters of this book include: “The Origin of the Totem”, “Method of Inquiry”, “Theory of Primal Promiscuity”, “The Arunta Anomaly”, “The Theories of Dr. Durkheim”, “The Author’s Theory”, “Rise of Phratries and Totem Kins”, “A New Point Explained”, etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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Andrew Lang (March, 31, 1844 July 20, 1912) was a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang s academic interests extended beyond the literary and he was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, as well as the inspiration for the University of St. Andrew s Andrew Lang Lectures. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career, including twelve fairy books, in which he compiled folk and fairy tales from around the world. Lang s Lilac Fairy and Red Fairy books are credited with influencing J. R. R. Tolkien, who commented on the importance of fairy stories in the modern world in his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture On Fairy-Stories.

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