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An illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional symbols / J.C. Cooper.


London : Thames and Hudson, [1978] .
ISBN 0500012016

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Other Title Illustrated encyclopedia of traditional symbols
Subjects Signes et symboles -- Dictionnaires anglais.
Signs and symbols -- Dictionaries.
Signs and symbols.
Simbolismo (Arte)
Symbolen.
Symbolism -- Dictionaries.
Symbolism.
Symbolisme -- Dictionnaires anglais.
Description 208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207).
Summary In nearly 1500 entries, many of them illustrated, the author has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With over 200 illustrations and informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa. -- Publisher's descrption.
With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa."--Pub. desc.
Genre Dictionaries.
Reference works.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4474069
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WorldCat Identities Cooper, J. C.
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