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

The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names

Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society

By: Victor Watts (Editor), John Insley (Editor), Margaret Gelling (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2011
ISBN: 9780521168557
Number Of Pages: 778

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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.

Review of the hardback: '... a captivating resource for those of us simply curious about the oddities of English place-names ... This catalogue of place-names will make an essential tool for anyone seriously involved in the cartography or topography of the British Isles ... It is a project that is dizzying in scale, and manages the rare trick of being a useful commercial resource, an unimpeachable scholarly reference and a source of great pleasure for the curious.' Rare Book Review
Review of the hardback: 'This is the first comprehensive, scholarly, single volume dictionary of English place-names ... impressive ... very unlikely that it will be superseded very soon ... essential for all medium-sized libraries.' Reference Reviews
Review of the hardback: 'The Dictionary is a reliable and comprehensive fund of place-name data and there is much here to provide the interested reader not only with information but with many stimulating ideas.' Landscape History
"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

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

ISBN: 9780521168557
ISBN-10: 0521168554
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 778
Published: 3rd February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.37