A Dictionary of Superstitions

A Dictionary of Superstitions

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This reference work provides an account of the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age. Arranged alphabetically by their key word, the superstitions are illustrated by quotations that trace their development through the centuries. Covering every aspect of life, the superstitions include spells, cures, rituals, taboos, charms and omens.show more

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  • Paperback | 509 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 40mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192829165
  • 9780192829160

About Iona Opie

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.show more

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