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Geographische Namenkunde [review-book]

1905 Journal of American Folklore  
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more » ... out Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate--jstor/individuals/early-journal--content. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. 8o 8o 7ournal of American Folk-Lore. 7ournal of American Folk-Lore. menters is not to be confused with the superstitious theories of earlier centuries. In regard to astrology, he shows how important a part this had in the daily life of the eighteenth century, more especially in navigation. It was still the usual practice to employ an astrologer, who should cast a horoscope, in order to determine the exact day and hour on which a vessel ought to weigh anchor. In the beginning of the nineteenth century, a publication which received the title of the Book of Knowledge circulated freely among New England people; this included popular astrology, prognostications, palmistry, etc. Indeed, as is observed, almanacs existed largely for the purpose of designating the days and hours when the particular influence of one or another planet would be operative. Only the title need be mentioned of a chapter on "Indian Talk ," in which is discussed the character of the English familiarly spoken by Indians in New England. In dealing with this question, as all other topics, Professor Kittredge has employed abundant learning, with the result of producing an exceedingly entertaining book. W. W. N. GEOGRAPHISCHE NAMENKUNDE. Methodische Anwendung der namenkundlichen Grundsiitze auf das allgemeine zugangliche topographische Namenmaterial. Von J. W. NAGL. Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1903. Pp. vii, I22. The three sections of this monograph treat: Geographic names of peoples remote from us (Germans), those not related culturally (Chinese, Japanese, American Indians, Turks, East Aryans), and those culturally so related (Hebrews, Phoenicians and Punic peoples, Semites in Spain, Mag-3. When chimney-swallows circle and call, they speak of rain (Zuii). 4. When grouse drum at night, Indians predict a deep fall of snow. 5. When the sun sets unhappily (with a hazy, veiled face), then will the morning be angry with wind-storm and sand (Zufi). 6. The moon, her face if red be, Of water speaks she (Zuii). DAS ASYLRECHT DER NATURV6LKER, von A. HELLWIG. Mit einem Vorwort von J. Kohler. Berlin: R. von Decker's Verlag, 1903. Pp. viii, 122. This little monograph endeavors to describe the nature and purpose of the " right of asylum" among savage and barbarous peoples all over the VOL. XVIII. -NO. 68. 6
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