This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and…
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*.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: Apr 9, 2017