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 yet , forks were referred to in Italy in the 11th century , and Thomas Becket , Chancellor of England under Henry II , knew of and introduced them to royal society . However , it seems that his innovation died with him as , some 450 ...
Much more feasible and widely accepted now is the claim by Charles Everitt of Birdgrove ( N.S.W. ) , that he introduced the term in its modern connotation . But gold diggers were then furthest from his mind . He was stationed with the ...
In 1695 a special window tax had to be introduced in England to cover the nation's enormous expenses for replacing clipped and defaced coins . ( This tax was levied on all houses which had six or more windows and was not repealed until ...
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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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