Witch, Warlock, and Magician : Historical Sketches of Magic and Witchcraft in England and Scotland (Illustrated)

Witch, Warlock, and Magician : Historical Sketches of Magic and Witchcraft in England and Scotland (Illustrated)

by W. H. Davenport Adams
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “It has not been my purpose, in the present volume, to attempt a general history of magic and alchemy, or a scientific inquiry into their psychological aspects. I have confined myself to a sketch

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “It has not been my purpose, in the present volume, to attempt a general history of magic and alchemy, or a scientific inquiry into their psychological aspects. I have confined myself to a sketch of their progress in England, and to a narrative of the lives of our principal magicians. This occupies the first part. The second is devoted to an historical review of witchcraft in Great Britain, and an examination into the most remarkable Witch-Trials, in which I have endeavoured to bring out their peculiar features, presenting much of the evidence adduced, and in some cases the so-called confessions of the victims, in the original language. I believe that the details, notwithstanding the reticence imposed upon me by considerations of delicacy and decorum, will surprise the reader, and that he will readily admit the profound interest attaching to them, morally and intellectually.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149565726
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
03/13/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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