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Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 11,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins / Edition 4

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The present volume is a radically revised and enlarged edition, with over 2,000 new entries and a new introduction. A new appendix is devoted to terms relating to pseudonymous and changed names. More emphasis has been put on the change of an individual's first name, as well as his or her surname, since an adoption of this kind is similar to the taking of a new family name. In many cases the accompanying details or quoted material have been expanded. Arranged by pseudonym, the entries give the true name, vital dates, country of origin or settlement, and profession. Many entries include the story behind the person's name change.

A noted toponymist and onomastician, Adrian Room is the author of over 40 reference books, including A Dictionary of Music Titles (2000, $55, "Recommended"-Library Journal) and A Dictionary of Art Titles (2000, $55, "Outstanding"-ARBA). He also compiled Placenames of the World (1997, $75, New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Award) and African Placenames (1994, $49.95). All are published by McFarland. He lives in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786416585
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/7/2004
  • Edition description: Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
The Dictionary 19
Appendix Terms Relating to Pseudonymy 513
Bibliography 517
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