Symbols: Their Migration and Universality (Paperback)
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Short Description for Symbols Remarkable work explains in detail what a symbol is, how it served a culture, developed, or fell into disuse. Includes discussions of the triskelion, swastika, caduceus, double-headed eagle, "tree of life," lotus, assorted crosses, other emblems.
- Published: 28 March 2003
- Format: Paperback 277 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486414379 ISBN 10: 048641437X
- Sales rank: 1,306,988
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Full description for Symbols
This remarkable classic by a world expert on the evolution and migration of symbols explains in detail what a symbol is, how it served a culture, developed or fell into disuse. Considerable attention is paid to how various symbols have changed in meaning and form during their migrations. Among the configurations discussed: the triskelion, swastika, caduceus, double-headed eagle, "tree of life," lotus, and assorted crosses. 161 black-and-white illustrations plus 6 plates.