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How did it begin? : the origins of our curious customs and superstitions

Author: R Brasch; Li Brasch
Publisher: New York : MJF Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Brasch; Li Brasch
ISBN: 9781606712719 1606712713
OCLC Number: 783238015
Notes: "This revised edition is dedicated to the memory of its author by his ever-loving wife."--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: [viii], 328 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The origin of superstitions --
Birth and its customs --
The ritual of courting and marriage --
Death and mourning --
Everyday courtesies --
Table manners and eating habits --
Drinking customs --
The history of dress --
Beauty culture --
Animals in language --
The story of people's dwellings --
Magic --
Medicine --
Sources of justice --
Parliamentary procedure and royal regalia --
Symbols of nationhood --
Naval customs --
In the Army --
The origin of sporting terms and pastimes --
On the stage --
In the way of speaking --
The beginning of writing --
Counting and accounting --
The measurement of time --
Religion and its symbols.
Responsibility: R. & L. Brasch.

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