How Did it Begin?: Customs & Superstitions, and Their Romantic Origins, Volumul 10
D. McKay Company, 1966 - 352 pagini
Customs, superstitions, habits, and expressions that abound in daily life in such areas as etiquette, birth, marriage, death, fashions, medicine, magic, sports, religion, and the Armed Forces. Highly entertaining as well as informative.
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And without doing away completely with the new attire , people removed it from their head , and carried it ( often very conspicuously ) in their hand ! They found the kerchief useful for blowing their noses and wiping away perspiration ...
Formerly , however , a jury served a completely different purpose . It was used not to foster democracy but to ensure the rights of the king and to enforce his rule . It is now generally agreed that the jury system reached England by ...
THE HALO a The halo is pagan , practical , and completely un - Christian in origin . Centuries before Christ , natives used to ornament their heads with a circle of feathers . They did so to symbolize their relationship with the sun ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is a book that was a product of its times - it has some interesting facts, but the author is of a different age - for example, he kept referring to "primitive people". Also, a few things were ... Citește recenzia completă
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A good collection of different beliefs, customs, and superstitions, with good explanations of origin and significance through the ages. I read this partly for bits of information that might make good ... Citește recenzia completă
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