Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 September 2010

400 Pages | 27 black and white halftones, 17 black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199590049

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A History of Magic Books

Owen Davies

  • The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East to Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Covers all types of grimoire - from harmless charms and remedies to sinister spells and pacts with the Devil
  • The history of grimoires is more than just the history of magic - it illuminates many of the most important developments in European history, from the spread of Christianity to the settlement of the New World