New PDF release: A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of

By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher

ISBN-10: 1452108234

ISBN-13: 9781452108230

This illustrated consultant compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to existence in stunningly colourful, photo paintings from the layout dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the variety of phrases amassed the following covers issues from vegetation and animals (a parade of elephants, a humiliation of pandas) to humans and issues (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and diversity from the general (a delight of lions) to the downright vague (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and historic anecdotes make this gorgeous publication an pleasing learn, a standout reference, and a visible deal with. Language enthusiasts and paintings appreciators alike can be captivated through this gem, wealthy in be aware and photograph.

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ROBIN BRIGGS See also: LARNER , CHRISTINA; MUCHEMBLED, ROBERT; PARLEMENT OF PARIS. References and further reading: Briggs, Robin. 1989. Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France. New York: Oxford University Press. Delumeau, Jean. 1990. Sin and Fear: The Emergence of a Western Guilt Culture in the 13th–18th Centuries. Translated by Eric Nicholson. New York: St. Martin’s. , ed. 1984. Understanding Popular Culture: Europe from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century.

The rest of the family was banished. Most of the accused came from elsewhere in Ab e rdeenshire. Helen Fraser had twice been charged with charming by a session held under the auspices of the Kirk, as the national church of Scotland is called, before she came to a criminal trial. Charges there alleged magical cures, love charms, and inflicting death upon humans and animals. Isobel Cockie killed horses by touching them. Marjorie Mutche destroyed cattle and made people sick. Both we re also accused, with others, of dancing with the Devil.

Two fine recent works are also limited by size and by being single-authored: Michael Bailey’s Historical Dictionary of Wi t c h c raft (2003) has brief entries on fewer than 200 pages, while William E. Burns’s Witch Hunts in Europe and America (2003) is less than one-fifth the size of our Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, and does not have its range of entries. Robbins’s 227 entries provided the starting point for the six members of our editorial board and for me as editor. We then went to indexes in major books on witchcraft and compiled a list of possible entries, from which we selected those we thought appropriate.

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