Compendium of symbolic and ritual plants in Europe / druk 1

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ISBN: 9789077135044
Verschijningsvorm: Paperback
Auteur: M. de Cleene & M.C. Lejeune
Druk: 1
Pagina's: 695
Taal: Engels
Verschijningsjaar: 2007
NUR: Plant- en gewaswetenschappen

Botanicalpopular names, habitat, descriptionCulturalrituals, mythology, symbolism, magic, popular customs, popular beliefs, fairytales, sagas, legendsUsesherbalism, popular remedies, cosmetics, agriculture, industry, crafts, home, garden and kitchenA modern reference work on the part played by herbs, shrubs and trees in mythology and religious and profane rituals and the symbolism that derives from them.Many customs that 21st -century man finds perfectly normal once had a far deeper significance.It is an academically sound survey of the knowledge of ritual plants over the centuries, taking a broad view, plus a critical look at how correctly plant species are named in the literature.