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Title: BLACK CATS AND EVIL EYES
A BOOK OF OLD-FASHIONED SUPERSTITIONS
By: Chloe Rhodes
Format: Paperback

List price: £7.99


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ISBN 10: 1782434860
ISBN 13: 9781782434863
Publisher: MICHAEL O'MARA BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 24 September, 2015
Pages: 192
Description: This fascinating collection investigates the origins of our most intriguing superstitions still observed today, and sets them in their historical and social context.
Synopsis: This fascinating collection investigates the origins of our most intriguing superstitions, many of which we still observe today.Hundreds of the beliefs passed down through the generations have their foundations in our ancestors' efforts to ward off evil, which they blamed for hardship, illness and injustice in times when life was, as often as not, 'nasty, brutish and short'. Black Cats and Evil Eyes sets these superstitions in their historical and social context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives.In examining many of our common superstitions, this book illuminates the customs, beliefs and practices that link us to an ancient, and often darker, human past.
Illustrations: Chapter decorations
Publication: UK
Imprint: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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