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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The gesture was prompted by deference to the dead and a wish to express symbolically that , in this home at least , life itself had come to a stop and the world was at an end . It was a moving custom . Yet its original purpose was not ...
As the cat symbolized rain , a combination of those two animals therefore seemed to be an appropriate figure of speech to express lashing rain . Much more realistic is a third view . This goes back to 17th century England , where ...
It meant to express the people's challenge , violent and bloody if need be , to the established order . In 1792 the French National Assembly decreed that the Paris Municipal authorities were to show a red flag at the principal window of ...
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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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