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Overview

"If you've ever wanted the definitive answers on subjects such as black cats and white heather, look no further than this classic dictionary. Entries are illustrated by quotations that trace their development through the centuries. A work of reference for anyone with an interest in superstitions and their history." Entries give real examples of usage, illustrating the meaning, history, and origin of superstitions. Subjects covered include spells, cures, rituals, taboos, charms, and omens. The dictionary is fully cross-referenced for easy browsing.

This informative dictionary covers a wide array of popular superstititons, touching on virtually every aspect of human culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192806642
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Editors:
Iona Opie is noted for her pioneering work on children's folklore and games. Moira Tatem is a former school teacher and an expert on superstitions.

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