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September 2010



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.


1: Ancient and Medieval Grimoires;
2: The War against Magic;
3: Enlightenment and Treasure;
4: Across the Oceans;
5: Rediscovering Ancient Magic;
6: Grimoires USA;
7: Pulp Magic;
8: Lovecraft, Satan, and Shadows;
9: Epilogue; Further Reading; Notes; Index


Owen Davies is Reader in Social History at the University of Hertfordshire. His previous books include The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts; Murder, Magic, Madness: The Victorian Trials of Dove and the Wizard; and Cunning-folk: Popular Magic in English History.


For anyone interested in magical writing and publication, it's essential. Steven Moore, Fortean Times Undoubtedly an important contribution to the field...The range of research here is, frankly astonishing. Steven Moore, Fortean Times
EAN: 9780199590049
ISBN: 0199590044
Untertitel: A History of Magic Books. 27 black and white halftones, 17 black and white plates. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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