Medicine, Magic and Religion

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2001

byRivers, W. H. R.

not yet rated|write a review
One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning "Regeneration" trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers injured on the western front. His researches into the borders of psychiatry, medicine and religion made him a prominent member of the British intelligentsia of the time, a friend of H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell. Part of his appeal lay in an extraordinary intellect, mixed with a very real interest in his fellow man. "Medicine, Magic and Religion" is a prime example of this. A social institution, it is one of Rivers' finest works. In it, Rivers introduced the then revolutionary idea that indigenous practices are indeed rational, when viewed in terms of religious beliefs.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.19 online
$23.56 list price (save 22%)
Available for download
Not available in stores

From the Publisher

One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning "Regeneration" trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers in...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0203166108

ISBN - 13:9780203166109

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Medicine, Magic and Religion

Reviews