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Magic: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
152
Utgivningsdatum
2012-01-26
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustratör/Fotograf
10 black and white halftones
Illustrationer
10 black and white halftones
Dimensioner
165 x 107 x 6 mm
Vikt
117 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199588022
Magic: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)

Magic: A Very Short Introduction

Häftad Engelska, 2012-01-26
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Magic continues to be an enduring topic of fascination, managing to pervade the popular imagination. In this Very Short Introduction Owen Davies explores the definitions and practice of magic over the millennia; highlighting the controversy, conflict, and debate it has caused.
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Juliette Wood, Folklore Davies explores an impressive range of topics including the basic terminology of magic, major theoretical approaches to the subject, the tradition of written magic, its use as a strategy for excluding others and defining ones own group, and the revival of magic in the context of contemporary paganism. ... The book is interspersed with a selection of photographs and illustrations, and it is well worth such a modest outlay.


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<br>Owen Davies is Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire. He has written extensively on the history of magic, witchcraft, and ghosts, including Grimoires: A History of Magic Books.<br>

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction; 1. Anthropologies of magic; 2. Historical perspectives; 3. All in the mind?; 4. Writing magic; 5. Practising magic; 6. Magic and the modern world; Conclusion