Magic: The Basics Paperback / softback
Part of the The Basics series
Magic: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to magic in world history and contemporary societies.
Presenting magic as a global phenomenon which has manifested in all human cultures, this book takes a thematic approach which explores the historical, social, and cultural aspects of magic.
Key features include:attempts to define magic either in universal or more particular terms, and to contrast it with other broad and potentially fluid categories such as religion and science;an examination of different forms of magical practice and the purposes for which magic has been used;debates about magic's effectiveness, its reality, and its morality;an exploration of magic's association with certain social factors, such as gender, ethnicity and education, among others. Offering a global perspective of magic from antiquity through to the modern era and including a glossary of key terms, suggestions for further reading and case studies throughout, Magic: The Basics is essential reading for anyone seeking to learn more about the academic study of magic.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 184 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2017
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781138809611
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