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Very Good-in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0029079365; Full-length crease on spine, which is slightly concave, otherwise the binding is clean, sound, and unworn. Very minokr tope edge foxing. Short black marker mark on bottom edge. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new, with a small amount of light foxing on it's inner-side.; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1995. 9-1/2" Tall, LXXIII + 464pp. Shiny mediuim blue boards, bright silver spine lettering. RELIGION. Translation of LES FORMES ELEMENTAIRES DE LA VIE RELIGIEUSE, 1912, Translated and with an Introduction by Karen E. Fields. "Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), founder of the French school of sociology, produced an astonishing array of books and articles. In this now-classic work, Durkheim analyzes religion into its must fundamental beliefs and rites, including: sacredness, the soul, spirits, and gods; asceticism, sacrifice, communion, and mourning. Through an examination of the world these elements constitute, he is able to argue that religion originates in social life and in the most fundamental capacities of human intellect. His analysis is a model of rich comparison, analytic clarity, and open-minded inquiry. "...Endpapers are an Ethnographic Map of Australia. Index.
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