The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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Prehistoric religion comprises the religious beliefs and practices of early man. In
the absence of any written records, statements about the nature of prehistoric
religion are necessarily dependent on a complex body of theory, concepts, and
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Religious patterns and economic stages. Religion
is always closely related to other realms of life, such as economic activities.
These relations are partly direct and partly mediated by social forms. The latter
Not only is it impossible to differentiate mutually exclusive types of primitive
religion (and still less to place them in an ... "primitive" religious practice and
belief has far more in common with "advanced" religions than it has apart from
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