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The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names

The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names
Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society

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  • Date Published: February 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521362092

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  • Victor Watt's reference work comprises a completely new compilation, based on the archives of the English Place-Name Society. It reflects the most recent scholarship for all names of cities, towns, villages, hamlets, rivers, streams, hills and other geographical locations included in the Ordnance Survey Road Atlas of Great Britain (1983), with many more recent additions. The Dictionary will be of interest to geographers, historians, historical linguists and language scholars.

    • Comprehensive compilation with c. 20,000 entries
    • Based on the 2004 scholarship
    • Uses maps and illustrations to demonstrate the significance of the names
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    "Scholars will need this book...Interested amateurs will use this as a browsing book. It will have a long shelf life and be much loved by Anglophiles." E. Joan Wilson Miller, Illinois State University, H-Net

    "This will undoubtedly be the definitive dictionary of its kind for decades to come." -- American Reference Books Annual

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    • Date Published: February 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521362092
    • length: 778 pages
    • dimensions: 258 x 198 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.925kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Guide to dictionary entries
    List of abbreviations
    Glossary of most frequently used elements
    Distribution maps
    References
    Places-names.

  • Editor

    Victor Watts, University of Durham

    Associate Editor

    John Insley

    Margaret Gelling

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