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Smith, W. Robertson.

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Robert Ackerman, see "J. G. Frazer and the Jews," in Religion 22 (1992): 135–150, and The Myth and Ritual School: J. G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists (New York and London, 1991; 2d ed. 2002), esp. chapter four: a book very informative, despite some factual mistakes and the overall inadequacy from the viewpoint of history of religions. These shortcomings are neglected in the review by Michel Despland, Numen 50 (2003): 479–481. Scathing criticism in an article by another prominent representative of British social anthropology: Edmund R. Leach, "Golden Bough or Gilded Twig?," Daedalus 90 (1961): 371–387. Very important for the religious-historical perspective is Jonathan Zettel Smith, The Glory, Jest and Riddle. James George Frazer and the Golden Bough (Ph.D. diss, Yale, 1969). Smith's views are summarized in the seminal article "When the Bough Breaks," History of Religions 12, no. 4 (1973): 342–371, reprinted in J. Z. Smith, Map is not...

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