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The elementary forms of the religious life, a study in religious sociology

The elementary forms of the religious life, a study in religious sociology [Kindle Edition]

Emile Durkheim
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The elementary forms of the religious life, a study in religious sociology. 480 Pages.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1033 KB
  • Print Length: 472 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1116834669
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009V3U386
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Barely readable 18 Nov 2013
By KSiss
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Kindle edition is barely readable. Fairly common words such as "will" appear as "wiU". One sentence reads: " mon fo u nda-tion jDf the religious life...". It's not even worth the 77p. Returned!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition is not good. 2 July 2013
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the book itself is very interesting and it is a must-read if one is interested in a more theoretical and sociological approach to religion. Need to remember though that it was written in the beginning of the 20th century which means that the approach to 'primitive', 'exotic' and other similar concepts of the Other differ significantly from current theoretical approaches. The Kindle edition is full of typos and mistakes and there are several sentences that are very difficult to decipher.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Book is great, but this Kindle version is not 8 Aug 2011
By Clay Spinuzzi - Published on
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I bought this book on Kindle because the book is a classic. In fact, a scanned version of this book is at archive dot org for free - but it's full of scanning errors which make certain parts unreadable. You get what you pay for, I figured. So I went ahead and bought this copy.


Yes, someone took the archive dot org version and sold it here. I sampled different parts of the book, and the OCR errors are the same throughout. Some of these errors make the text unreadable. In addition, the text is broken up with the footnotes on each page, so a paragraph will break off mid-sentence, you'll see a few paragraphs from the footnotes, and then the rest of the sentence starts up again. Since the text is all formatted the same way, it's sometimes very hard to figure out that a footnote has started and it's hard to pick up the thought again.

Overall, this version was a real disappointment, and I've asked for a refund.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The is how Alphabooks used to operate 28 Jan 2012
By Pen Name and That A - Published on
Ha ha. The "authors" of the book say in the blurb "This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition." Makes em sound so erudite, but they are still lower an a snake's belly.
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