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Quipus and Witches' Knots
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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: Mnemonic Knots
  • 1. Knot-Calendars
  • 2. Lee Boo and His "Line"
  • 3. Polynesian Knot-Records
  • 4. Miscellaneous Knot-Records
  • 5. Phylacteries and Fringes
  • 6. Abacus, Rosary, and Log Line
  • 7. The Peruvian Quipu (Locke's Analysis)
  • 8. The Peruvian Quipus (Nordenskioeld's Hypothesis)
  • 9. Quipu 14-3866 (An Inca Astronomer's Notebook)
  • 11. Statistical and Cultural Quipus
  • Chapter Two: Magic Knots
  • 1. Homeopathic and Contagious Magic
  • 2. Wind and Rain
  • 3. Sickness and Disease
  • 4. Miscellaneous Cures
  • 5. Knot Amulets
  • 6. The Hercules Knot
  • 7. the Slip Knot
  • 8. Miscellaneous Amulets
  • 9. Maleficium
  • 10. Love Knots
  • 11. Religious Knots
  • Chapter Three: Practical Knots
  • 1. The Age of String
  • 2. The Oldest Knots
  • 3. A Physician Names Haraklas
  • 4. Proprietary Exclusiveness
  • 5. The End of an Era
  • Notes
  • Appendices: Oribasius De Laqueis
  • Index

About the Author

Cyrus Lawrence Day (1900-1968) was professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware. His publications include The Songs of John Dryden and The Art of Knotting and Splicing.

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