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    The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore) (Paperback) By (author) Hilda M. Ransome

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    DescriptionHilda Ransome's well-documented and copiously illustrated study of bees points out that no creature has provided man with so much wholesome food; nor has any inspired so many beliefs and superstitions. Illustrations depict bees, hives, and beekeepers as they appear in paintings and sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs; and carved into African tree trunks. Chapters cover the folklore of bees and bee culture -- from Egyptian, Babylonian, and other ancient sources to practices in modern Europe. The use of honey in religious rites, as well as customs and superstitions in France and Central Europe, folk stories from Finland, and the bee in America are also described.

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    The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilda M. Ransome
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 345 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486434940
    ISBN 10: 048643494X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
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    DC22: 398.24525799
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    DC21: 398.24525799
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
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    DC22: 398.24/525799
    LC classification: GR750.R3 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHM
    Illustrations note
    12 plates & 35 figures
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    30 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York