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This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores 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 covers 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, Buffy theVampire Slayer, and Harry Potter.
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Street Date: April 9, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-9627