A Dictionary of British Place-Names

A Dictionary of British Place-Names

by A. D. Mills
     
 

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Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone finding out

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Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone finding out about a local area, lexicographers and local historians alike will be fascinated by what these place-names reveal. The dictionary features an in-depth introductory essay which discusses the chronology and development of British place-names, different types of formation, and sections focusing on Irish, Welsh, and Scottish place-names. It also includes an extensive bibliography for further research, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and provides a Glossary of common elements in place-names. This critically acclaimed dictionary has been described as 'an indispensable travellling companion' (Landscape History), and 'another volume for every local historian's bookshelf' (Local Historian).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191578472
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
10/09/2003
Series:
Oxford Quick Reference
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
992,427
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

A.D. Mills is Emeritus Reader in English, University of London, and is a member of the Council of English Place-Name Society and the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. His books include Dictionary of London Place Names (OUP, 2001).

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