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Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Holy Wells of Ireland

Holy Wells of Ireland - Patrick Logan A good inventory of holy wells and different types of pilgrimages in Ireland, but the author makes little effort to put them in a broader context. Useful as a reference, but other than that a bit dry and inconsequential.