A dictionary of symbols

Author: Jean Chevalier,Alain Gheerbrant

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1174

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Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature

A dictionary of symbols

Author: Jean Chevalier,Alain Gheerbrant

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1174

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Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature

A dictionary of symbols

Author: Jean Chevalier,Alain Gheerbrant

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1174

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Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature

Symbolism

A Comprehensive Dictionary, 2d ed.

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786469552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of over 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From "0" to "Zu," each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.

A Dictionary of Symbols

Author: J. E. Cirlot

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132668

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 510

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This revised and updated edition provides not only simple, one-line definitions, but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology. It is a comprehensive reference for students of school to university level.

Dictionary of Symbolism

Author: Hans Biedermann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816025930

Category: Fiction

Page: 465

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Includes the meanings and origins of over 2000 symbols.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131678097X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Author: Valerie Illingworth,John Cullerne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141036830

Category: Physics

Page: 550

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The Penguin Dictionary of Physics provides clear and concise definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity. The ideal reference guide to this fast-evolving subject, it will prove invaluable to students and teachers, scientists and doctors, and technicians and technologists. Gives definitions of some 4,600 terms and concepts Provides comprehensive coverage of the terminology of contemporary physics, from absolute zero and Avogadro constant to Zeeman effect and zero-point energy Discusses related scientific fields, such as physical chemistry, astronomy, medical physics, computing and engineering Includes numerous explanatory diagrams, and an appendix of scientific tables and symbols

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols

Author: Udo Becker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826412218

Category: Reference

Page: 345

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An alphabetical reference with more than 1,500 entries that trace symbols to their cultural, religious, or mythological origins, and explain the hidden or encoded meaning that lies concealed beneath objects' and concepts' ordinary, outward appearance.

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Symbols Listed by Subject

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 9780786421251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Provides an alphabetical list of concepts along with the symbols used to represent them.

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

Author: J. C. Cooper

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500770913

Category: Design

Page: 208

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In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. 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.

Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Carl G. Liungman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393312362

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 596

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Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy

The Complete Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Jack Tresidder

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9780811847674

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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Describes the origins, history, and meaning of a variety of signs and symbols that appear in art, literature, mythology, and religion, covering more than two thousand symbols, figures, and themes and drawing from classical myth, biblical text, and other traditional and cultural items. Original. 17,500 first printing.

The Penguin Dictionary of the Third Reich

Author: Donald James Wheal,Warren Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141391304

Category: Germany

Page: 341

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This accessible and authoritative dictionary provides a full background to the rise of Nazism and the role of Germany in the Second World War.

Hip Hoptionary TM

The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology

Author: Alonzo Westbrook

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0767913957

Category: Music

Page: 224

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The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying to figure out what their kids are saying. The inventive sounds of hip-hop (which became America’s number two music genre in 2001, outselling country) have echoed far from their Bronx beginnings of twenty years ago. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering commentary from The Wall Street Journal alongside Vibe, hip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most creative language possible. Celebrating hip-hop’s boon to the realm of self-expression, Hip Hoptionary™ translates dozens of phrases like “marinating in the rizzi with your road dawg” (relaxing in your car with your friend), including: • Big bodies: SUVs or luxury vehicles • Government handle: registered birth name • 411: the latest scoop or information • Bling-bling: diamonds, big money, flash and cash • Brick City: Newark, New Jersey • 1812: war, fight (as in War of 1812) In addition to the lexicon of idioms and beeper codes, Hip Hoptionary™ also features lists of hip-hop fashion labels, books, mixed drinks, and brief bios of America’s famous rappers, making this the ultimate guide for a Double H (hip-hop) nation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book of Symbols

Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836514484

Category: Art

Page: 807

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Offers photograph illustrations and essays on numerous symbols and symbolic imagery, exploring their archetypal meanings as well as cultural and historical context for how different groups have interpreted them.

Dictionary of Symbols

An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems

Author: Jack Tresidder

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)

ISBN: 9780811818889

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Presents historical information and cultural definitions of signs and symbols from mythology, folklore, and religion