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Magic and Superstition in Europe: A Concise History from Antiquity to the Present

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  • 275 Nombre de pages
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Klappentext The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic and superstition in Europe from antiquity to the present. Focusing mainly on the medieval and early modern era, Michael Bailey also explores the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems_particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca_from Europe to the United States. He explains how magic was understood, constructed, and frequently condemned and how magical beliefs and practices have changed over time yet also remain vital even today. Zusammenfassung A single-volume survey of magic, this book traces the history of magic and superstition in Europe, starting from antiquity onwards. Focusing mainly on the medieval and early modern era, it also explores the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems, particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca from Europe to the US.

Auteur

Michael D. Bailey is assistant professor of history at Iowa State University.



Résumé
A single-volume survey of magic, this book traces the history of magic and superstition in Europe, starting from antiquity onwards. Focusing mainly on the medieval and early modern era, it also explores the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems, particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca from Europe to the US.

Contenu

Chapter 1 Introduction: Roots in the Ancient World Chapter 2 The Rise of Christianity and Early Medieval Europe to the Year 1000 Chapter 3 Varieties of Magic in the High and Late Middle Ages, 1000-1500 Chapter 4 The Medieval Condemnation of Magic, 1000-1500 Chapter 5 Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in the Early Modern Period, 1500-1800 Chapter 6 From Renaissance to Enlightenment, 1450-1800 Chapter 7 Magic in the Modern West from 1800

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Magic and Superstition in Europe: A Concise History from Antiquity to the Present
Sous-titre: A Concise History From Antiquity to the Present
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Code EAN: 9780742533868
ISBN: 978-0-7425-3386-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield Publ
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 275
Poids: 490g
Taille: H229mm x B161mm x T18mm
Année: 2007