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1903. 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 children's books. Lang's versatility was also shown in his works on folklore and on primitive religion. In Social Origins Lang deals with the origins of totemism, which is defined as the belief that people are descended from animals, plants, and other natural objects. Primal Law was written by James Jasper Atkinson, who, through study and observation conceived of what he regarded as the origin of morality concerning the family. Contents of Social Origins: The Early History of the Family; The Class System; Totems within the Phratries; Arunta Phratries and Totems; Other Bars to Marriages; The Change of Class Among the New Generation; Theories of Lord Avebury; The Origin of Totem Names and Beliefs; and The Melanesian Systems. Contents of Primal Law: Man in the Brutal Stage; Sexual Relations of Animals; Man Varying from Animals; Earliest Evolution of Law; Avoidances; From the Group to the Tribe; Traces of Perios of Transition-Avoidances; and The Classificatory System.
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