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A Dictionary of Superstitions (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsIona Opie (Editor), Moira Tatem (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7383455M
ISBN 100192806645
ISBN 109780192806642

Hardcover book "Dictionary of Superstitions" by David Pickering, copyright Measures inches tall, inches wide. pages. Dust jacket with some tears, super clean and white pages. A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the world of superstitions, which reveals among other things: Why the oak tree is associated with supernatural powersHow mirrors came to be used to. Superstitions About the Dead, Dying, Graves & Cemeteries Superstitions About The Dying Sudden deaths, especially ones with delirium, are attributed to witchcraft. If [ ].

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Read "Dictionary of Superstitions" by David Pickering available from Rakuten Kobo. Now available as an ebook, this acclaimed A-Z dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, o Brand: David Pickering. Used - Very Good. The Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far/5(89).


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David Pickering's dictionary tries to explain the rationale behind most of the common superstitions and their historical, geographical and cultural origins. Some of the superstitions cannot simply be wished is a logical and scientific fact behind them/5(28).

According to _A Dictionary of Superstitions_, the answer to that one goes back to The book is filled with page after page of the interesting stories behind close to any superstition one could imagine. As its title suggests, the superstitions are presented in a dictionary format, something that I found very helpful/5(19).

This is a fascinating dictionary covering the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age. Each superstition is illustrated by quotations tracing its development through the centuries. Entries tell of the traditional significance of animals, colours, days, and the elements; rituals to be observed at certain seasons or when faced with natural and unnatural occurrences; cures Author: Iona Opie.

A Dictionary of Superstitions book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Is it good or bad luck to mention a pig to a fisherman /5. Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions book.

Read 28 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An A-Z guide to the origins and meaning of supe 4/5. Cassell's Dictionary of Superstitions is, I must say, one of the better ones, and I can highly recommend it. I bought this book sight-unseen A Dictionary of Superstitions book have not been disappointed.

Within you will find references to a near-encyclopaedic listing of items, ideas, places, worldviews, etc. detailing the superstitions and beliefs associated with by: 7. “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” (Adam Smith) “The root of all superstitions is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.” (Francis Bacon) Synonyms.

unfounded belief, credulity, old wives’ tale, notion. View the full definition in the Macmillan Dictionary. According to _A Dictionary of Superstitions_, the answer to that one goes back to The book is filled with page after page of the interesting stories behind close to any superstition one could imagine.

As its title suggests, the superstitions are presented in a dictionary format, something that I found very helpful.5/5(4). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions by Philippa Waring (, Book) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. This Batak, or Bark Book of Charms, is a magic ritual implicitly believed in by the natives of Sumatra.

It is consulted as a reliable guide and counselor in their private and important affairs. In the East Indian Archipelago superstition, talismans, and amulets, play a most important part in the lives of the natives. Sickness is attributed to the patient being possessed by an.

This acclaimed A-Z dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms.

It includes just about everything from touching /5(2). - A Dictionary of Superstitions. You Searched For: ISBN: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Superstitions have never before been treated in such depth or on such a scale. An entertaining volume for anyone curious about the beliefs of the past, A Dictionary of Superstitions also makes a valuable contribution to the study of folklore, providing the first systematic account of beliefs that form an integral part of our social life.3/5(1).

A Dictionary of superstitions User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict This one-volume reference work on superstitions does not compare favorably with such works as Edwin & Mona A. Radford's Encyclopedia of Superstitions (Greenwood, reprint).3/5(1).

Book Summary: The title of this book is A Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions and it was written by Philippa Waring. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Souvenir Press and has a total of pages in the : Dictionary of superstitions.

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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: Dictionnaire des superstitions. "A Spectrum book.". Read "Dictionary of Superstitions" by David Pickering available from Rakuten Kobo. A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with the Brand: David Pickering.

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and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ‘Other ridiculous superstitions can contribute to the demise of a tennis player - comets, ball boys, hotel rooms, when to sit on the can and which sexual partners are acceptable.’ ‘Laughing at the housekeeper's superstitions, the priest tells the barber to hand him a book at a time; because, they might find some that do not deserve.