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The Resource The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic, edited by Owen Davies

The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic, edited by Owen Davies

Label
The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic
Title
The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Owen Davies
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally successful Harry Potter films, the authors explore a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The book also focuses on the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
133.4/309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1566
LC item number
.O94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davies, Owen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Witchcraft
  • Magic
  • Witchcraft
Label
The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic, edited by Owen Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Magic in the ancient world / Peter Maxwell-Stuart -- 2. Medieval magic / Sophie Page -- 3. The demonologists / James Sharpe -- 4. The witch trials / Rita Voltmer -- 5. The witch and magician in European art / Charles Zika -- 6. The world of popular magic / Owen Davies -- 7. The rise of modern magic / Owen Davies -- 8. Witchcraft and magic in the age of anthropology / Robert J. Wallis -- 9. Witches on screen / Willem de Blécourt
Control code
1728033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199608447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1728033
  • (Sirsi) 1728033
  • (OCoLC)972537073
Label
The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic, edited by Owen Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Magic in the ancient world / Peter Maxwell-Stuart -- 2. Medieval magic / Sophie Page -- 3. The demonologists / James Sharpe -- 4. The witch trials / Rita Voltmer -- 5. The witch and magician in European art / Charles Zika -- 6. The world of popular magic / Owen Davies -- 7. The rise of modern magic / Owen Davies -- 8. Witchcraft and magic in the age of anthropology / Robert J. Wallis -- 9. Witches on screen / Willem de Blécourt
Control code
1728033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199608447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1728033
  • (Sirsi) 1728033
  • (OCoLC)972537073

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