A Dictionary of Symbols

Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132668
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Symbolism

Author: Steven Olderr
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786469552
Format: PDF
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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 Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131678097X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Sociology

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Author: Steven Olderr
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9780786421251
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides an alphabetical list of concepts along with the symbols used to represent them.