Compendium of symbolic and ritual plants in Europe

I trees & shrubs, II herbs

M. de Cleene; M.C. Lejeune

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Compendium of symbolic and ritual plants in Europe

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 125.00: GRATIS verzending! (NL)

ISBN: 9789077135044, geïllustreerd, 695 blz., April 2007, Engels UITVERKOCHT!

Uitgever: Mens & Cultuur Uitgevers N.V.

beschrijving

Botanical
popular names, habitat, description
Cultural
rituals, mythology, symbolism, magic, popular customs, popular beliefs, fairytales, sagas, legends
Uses
herbalism, popular remedies, cosmetics, agriculture, industry, crafts, home, garden and kitchen
A 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.

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