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    Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions (Hardback) By (author) Chloe Rhodes

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    DescriptionThis collection investigates the origins of our most intriguing old-fashioned superstitions, many of which we still find ourselves abiding by today. Hundreds of the beliefs passed down through the generations have their foundations in our ancestors' efforts to ward off evil, which they blamed for hardship, illness and injustice in times when life was, as often as not, 'nasty, brutish and short'. `Black Cats and Evil Eyes` sets these superstitions in their historical and social context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. In examining many of our common superstitions, this book illuminates the customs, beliefs and practices that link us to an ancient, and often darker, human past.


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    Title
    Black Cats and Evil Eyes
    Subtitle
    A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chloe Rhodes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 129 mm
    Weight: 306 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843178873
    ISBN 10: 1843178877
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: C
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 031
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11900
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    LC classification: Z
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14750
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000, OCC023000
    DC23: 001.96
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, WZG, VXQG
    Illustrations note
    c. 60 b&w line
    Publisher
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Chloe Rhodes is a writer and journalist. Her most recent works for Michael O'Mara Books are A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi: Words We Pinched From Other Languages, and One For Sorrow ... : A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore.
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    Author Chloe Rhodes has delved into the strange history behind a host of superstitions The Sun
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    Author Chloe Rhodes has delved into the strange history behind a host of superstitions