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Grimoires : a history of magic books

Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st published in pbkView all editions and formats

The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East through to the modern day, from harmless charms and remedies to sinister pacts with the Devil.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Davies
ISBN: 9780199204519 0199204519 9780199590049 0199590044
OCLC Number: 804141088
Notes: Originally published 2009.
Awards: Short-listed for Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2009
Description: x, [2], 368 s., [16] s. tabl. : il. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Spells from the east ; 2. Conjuring clergy ; 3. War against magic ; 4. Enlightenment and treasure ; 5. Crossing the oceans ; 6. Rediscovering ancient magic ; 7. Grimoires USA ; 8. Pulp magic ; 9. Reinventing the grimoire ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Owen Davies.


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Excellent and nuanced volume. Michael Ostling, History Today Anyone who is interested in...this subject will find this book an invaluable reference, and they will be entertained. Alec Ryrie, Times Read more...

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