Encyclopedia of Taboos (Hardback)Lynn Rosemary Holden (author)
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From ancient times to the present, taboos have affected our societies, as demonstrated in this encyclopedia full of unusual information from around the world.
* 150 A-Z entries including separate entries on the foremost writers on the subject, including Sigmund Freud, Mary Douglas, Edmund Leach, Franz Steiner, and Frederick Barth
* Includes an introduction and bibliography
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 766 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
"Recommended for public and academic libraries." - Choice
"Casual readers will be intrigued by the variety of taboos covered, which include those relating to beans, the color red, the origin of table manners, and cannibalism. Students and researchers will find most entries well detailed and based on solid research. Recommended for reference collections in both academic and public libraries." - Library Journal
"Written in an engaging style, this fascinating book is sure to interest both those with a special interest in the field as well as general readers. It is recommended for academic and public libraries." - American Reference Books Annual
"Taken in conjunction with the scholarly approach to the subject, the book is an 'encyclopedia-plus', usefully filling the gap in the subject noted by the author in her brief preface." - Reference Reviews
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