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The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names: Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society [Hardcover]

Victor Watts , John Insley , Margaret Gelling

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Feb. 9 2004 0521362091 978-0521362092
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.

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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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This major new reference work is a totally new compilation, based on the archives of the English Place-Name Society and reflecting the most recent scholarship in the subject, of all the names of cities, towns, villages, hamlets, rivers, streams, hills and other geographical locations included in the Ordnance Survey Road Atlas of Great Britain (1983) plus many more. This dictionary will be of interest to geographers, historians and historical linguists as well as language scholars. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history and settlement of England.

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