The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic - Oxford Illustrated History

First edition

Hardback (09 Feb 2017) | English

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Synopsis

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 more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780199608447
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 133.4309
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 309 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 938g
Height: 256mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 2mm