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Published: 09 April 2017

416 Pages | 120 black & white illustrations, 16pp colour plate section

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199608447

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

Edited by Owen Davies

Oxford Illustrated History

  • The story of witchcraft and magic - from the ancient world to Harry Potter
  • Covers 4000 years of magical practices and ideas in the West, from the first examples of spells written on clay tablets in the ancient world
  • Explores the magical beliefs of the Roman, Greeks, Jews, and early Christians - and the role of the Arabs in preserving the magical knowledge of the Ancients
  • Tells the story of post-Enlightenment magic and the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century
  • Looks at the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Buffy the Vampire Slayer