Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them

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Meridan, 1992 - Fiction - 465 pages
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A rose, a cross, a heart, and hundreds of other common items hold great symbolic value--their meanings as varied as they are powerful. This encyclopedic work explores the rich and diverse meanings of more than 2,000 symbols, delving into the power of symbols in the past and present worlds of mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology. Over 600 illustrations.

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This reference work defines symbols not only as visual icons (including shapes, color, and geometric designs) but also as biblical, classical, and mythological figures; botanics; minerals; and animals ... Read full review

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This is really a rubbish book to read


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James Hulbert was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and was raised in Washington D.C. He graduated from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School. After graduation, he spent a year hitchhiking and staying in Youth Hostels across Europe and North Africa. He spent three years at the National Broadcasting Company in New York City, and the rest of his career at the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, DC. He divides his time between his vacation home in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Washington DC. He is the author of two novels: "Noon on the Third Day" about a U.S. Senator and "The Disputed Barricade" about labor Unions in the 1930s.

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