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Magic: A Very Short Introduction
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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>
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