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Published: 01 December 2019

544 Pages | Black and white images

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198827368

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The Triumph of the Moon

A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Second Edition

Ronald Hutton

  • A fully updated new edition of Ronald Hutton's classic history of modern pagan witchcraft, published to mark the twentieth anniversary of this landmark text.
  • It examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a history of attitudes to witchcraft, paganism and magic in British society since 1800.
  • Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies.
  • Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into an aspect of modern cultural history which has attracted sensational publicity but has hitherto been little understood.

New to this Edition:

  • This is the second, and extensively revised, edition of the first full-scale scholarly study of what is arguably the only fully-formed religion that England ever given the world: that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents.
  • This edition incorporates all of the new research carried out into the subject by the author, and by others who have often been inspired by this book, during the twenty years since it was first published.