The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic, Hardback Book

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic Hardback

Edited by Owen (Professor of Social History, University of Hertfordshire) Davies

Part of the Oxford Illustrated History series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 328 pages, 120 black & white illustrations, 16pp colour plate section
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780199608447



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