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A Dictionary of Superstitions (Oxford Reference) Paperback – 1 Oct 1992

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  • Paperback: 509 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New edition edition (Oct. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192829165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192829160
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.5 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,758,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

About the Author

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.

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