Dictionary Of Symbolism: Cultural Icons And The Meanings Behind Them by Hans BiedermannDictionary Of Symbolism: Cultural Icons And The Meanings Behind Them by Hans Biedermann

Dictionary Of Symbolism: Cultural Icons And The Meanings Behind Them

byHans BiedermannTranslated byJames Hulbert

Paperback | January 1, 1994

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This encyclopedic guide explores the rich and varied meanings of more than 2,000 symbols—from amethyst to Zodiac.
Hans Biedermann (1930–1990) was born in Vienna, where he studied natural sciences and philosophy. Biedermann was a professor at the University of Graz in Austria. He was the author of Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them, which Library Journal noted as being "valuable for its elucidation of both the esot...
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Title:Dictionary Of Symbolism: Cultural Icons And The Meanings Behind ThemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 7 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0452011183

ISBN - 13:9780452011182

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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