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Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Tyler rated it really liked it Sep 02, Information rich, but picture poor, which is kind bledermann a bummer in a book about symbols. So far so good. Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them. Carlo Sini — — Humanities Press.
Dictionary of Symbolism : Cultural Icons And the Meanings Behind Them
Dictionary of symbolism