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Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

Superstition: A Very Short Introduction  

Stuart Vyse

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191859854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198819257
Do you touch wood for luck, or avoid hotel rooms on floor thirteen? Would you cross the path of a black cat, or step under a ladder? Despite the dominance of science in today’s world, ... More
1. The origins of superstition

1. The origins of superstition  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191859854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198819257
‘The origins of superstition’ describes practices of magic, prophecy, and divination in the ancient world, and the changing meaning of superstition through time. Throughout its long ... More

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