A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide [E–pub/E–book]


A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide

Free download A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide 105 The present the book settles many arguments debunks many myths and provides in the process a fascinating sideways view of social customs and beliefs over the centurie. A vaguely interesting book but written far too drily The author constantly mentions another authors work so much so that I felt I should be reading that book and not this one I was hoping for a fun look at superstitions but this book was very clinical Also each superstitions entry pretty much says the same thing regarding its origins namely that the Victorians started it and this gets tiresome very early onI would hope there are better books out there on the subject

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Free download A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide 105 The first major new book on British superstitions and their history in over a generation this survey not only explains what people have believed and why but when supe. Steve Roud s general public version of his in depth study on superstitions on the British Isles is a very intelligent and passionate account of omens signs charms origin stories and other bits of folklore beliefs Household items animals both domestic and wild days of the years body parts and even actual occultmagical practices and beings are subject of detailed and actually fair accounts balanced with a critical view of the said beliefs and their supposed origins or basis Although the author is never disrispectful of individual believers he tirelessly points out the contradictions and shaky basis for those beliefs and particularly uestions the Margaret Murray school of thought that considers superstitions as remnants of Druidic and pre Christian beliefs In summary this book is a very detailed account of superstitions that will satisfy critical minds without insulting believers Scream If You Want to Go Faster years body parts and even actual occultmagical practices and beings are subject of detailed and actually fair accounts balanced with a critical view of the said beliefs and their supposed origins or basis Although the author is never disrispectful of individual believers he tirelessly points out the contradictions and shaky basis for those beliefs and particularly uestions the Margaret Murray school of thought that considers superstitions as remnants of Druidic and pre Christian beliefs In summary this book is a very detailed account of superstitions that will satisfy critical minds without insulting believers

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Free download A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide 105 Rstitions arose which parts of the country adopted them how they evolved and what people believe today Drawing extensively on literary sources from medieval times to. The content was good as enjoy folklore and folk tales and was expecting a bit from this book The author seems to be trying to dispel the traditions and blame the victorians for making up many of the superstitions and takes the fun right out of the subject He seems to think that because he hasn t found it in his research it does not then exist His bibliography on the subject is not that large and he comes across as pompous in his research He has written several books on similar subject but i have no intention of reading them if they are treated in the same manner as this book This should have been fun but isn t

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide
  • Steve Roud
  • English
  • 23 September 2020
  • 9780140515497

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    A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide [E–pub/E–book] characters A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide Steve Roud's general public version of his in depth study on superstitions on the British Isles is a very intelligent and passionate account of omens signs charms origin stories and other bits of folklore beliefs Household items animals both domestic and wild days of the years body parts and even actual occultmagical practices and

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    A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide [E–pub/E–book] characters A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide The content was good as enjoy folklore and folk tales and was expecting a bit from this book The author seems to be trying to dispel

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    Steve Roud ½ 5 Download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Steve Roud A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide [E–pub/E–book] A vaguely interesting book but written far too drily The author constantly mentions another authors work so much so that I felt I should be reading that book and not this one I was hoping for a fun look at superstitions but this book was very clinical Also each superstitions entry pretty much says the same thing regarding its ori

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    A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide [E–pub/E–book] Steve Roud ½ 5 Download characters A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide Was interesting Hadn't heard of some of the superstitions Interesting to know how these superstitions started and where they originated Not all the superstitions where know in each of the countries I you like trivia or someting a bit different not a bad book

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    A Pocket Guide to Superstitions of the British Isles Pocket Guide [E–pub/E–book] A great little book full of things I both knew and didn't with interesting explanationssuggestions to how they c

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