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The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic

Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally successful Harry Potter films, the authors explore a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The book also focuses on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Davies
ISBN: 9780199608447 019960844X
OCLC Number: 972537073
Description: viii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Magic in the ancient world / Peter Maxwell-Stuart --
2. Medieval magic / Sophie Page --
3. The demonologists / James Sharpe --
4. The witch trials / Rita Voltmer --
5. The witch and magician in European art / Charles Zika --
6. The world of popular magic / Owen Davies --
7. The rise of modern magic / Owen Davies --
8. Witchcraft and magic in the age of anthropology / Robert J. Wallis --
9. Witches on screen / Willem de Blécourt.
Other Titles: Witchcraft & magic
Responsibility: edited by Owen Davies.

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