Harry Potter and History

Harry Potter and History

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by Nancy Reagin
     
 

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A guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter--just in time for the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)

Harry Potter lives in a world that is both magical and historical. Hogwarts pupils ride an old-fashioned steam train to school, notes are taken on parchment with quill pens, and Muggle legends come to

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A guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter--just in time for the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)

Harry Potter lives in a world that is both magical and historical. Hogwarts pupils ride an old-fashioned steam train to school, notes are taken on parchment with quill pens, and Muggle legends come to life in the form of werewolves, witches, and magical spells. This book is the first to explore the real history in which Harry's world is rooted.

Did you know that bezoars and mandrakes were fashionable luxury items for centuries? Find out how Europeans first developed the potions, spells, and charms taught at Hogwarts, from Avada Kedavra to love charms. Learn how the European prosecution of witches led to the Statute of Secrecy, meet the real Nicholas Flamel, see how the Malfoys stack up against Muggle English aristocrats, and compare the history of the wizarding world to real-life history.

  • Gives you the historical backdrop to Harry Potter's world
  • Covers topics ranging from how real British boarding schools compare to Hogwarts to how parchment, quills, and scrolls used in the wizarding world were made
  • Includes a timeline comparing the history of the wizarding world to Muggle "real" history

Filled with fascinating facts and background, Harry Potter and History is an essential companion for every Harry Potter fan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118003268
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Series:
Wiley Pop Culture and History Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
153,428
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy R. Reagin is a professor of history and women's and gender studies at Pace University, who has published several books in modern European history. She's also an active fan who has worked on fan archives and websites, and she has helped build fan organizations. She is appalled by Professor Binns's teaching methods and would enjoy using pensieves, Veritaserum, and Time-Turners in her own research.

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Harry Potter and History 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the Twilight and History that this author had written and I was really excited to see this book. I've just started reading it but what I've read so far is amazing. Definitely worth checking out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For your info iprety sure nooks are for reading and not to just look at pictures and time lines..but its an really good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring but i learned alot about harry potter
Anonymous 6 months ago
(For new people) I'm Kylie, I am the slytherin prefect.
Anonymous 6 months ago
With professor flitwick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At belles res.1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Join my club. It is way funner than you ghink with games riddles contests.... i am Weirdo7372
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need I say more fellow harry fans/ geeks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOD'S NOT DEAS HE'S SURELY ALIVE!!!!!!! HE'S LIVING ON THE INSIDE ROARING LIKE A LION!!!!!!!~GND3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sample, a little complex, but otherwise very informational and enjoyable to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But its not bad, however boring it may be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How long is the book if the sample is 300+ pages?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me if you know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love theharry potter seis and i hope that if i buy this book it wont be a wast of $$$$$$$$$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just did. from m.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the hufflepuff common room but wheres the ravenclaw one?
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Megan DiGerlando More than 1 year ago
You cant zoom on any timelines or picturea to see them clearly.... dont buy it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
300+ pages!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago