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A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,089 words
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5
“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging ... More
A Dictionary of London Place-Names

A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Have you ever wondered where the unusual names of Elephant and Castle, Grim's Ditch, Soho, and World's End come from? Find out the linguistic and historical origins of these place-names ... More
The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Over 10 500 entries This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers countries, regions, islands, cities, and towns, giving ... More

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