Harry Potter and History

Harry Potter and History

by Nancy R. Reagin (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470574720
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Series: Wiley Pop Culture and History Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 255,563
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments: Writing Magical History xi

Harry Potter’s Timeline xiii

Introduction: A Half-Blood World? 1
Nancy R. Reagin

PART ONE “The Burrow Is Just Outside Ottery St. Catchpole”: When Muggles and Wizards Lived Side by Side 7

1 Magic for Daily Use and Profi t: Mandrakes, Charms, Bezoars, and Love Potions in the Muggle and Wizarding Worlds 9
Birgit Wiedl

2 Severus Snape and the Standard Book of Spells: Ancient Tongues in the Wizarding World 39
M. G. DuPree

3 Beastly Books and Quick-Quills: Harry Potter and the Making of Medieval Manuscripts 55
Alexandra Gillespie

4 Nicolas Flamel: The Alchemist Who Lived 73
Don Keck DuPree

5 Why the Statute of Secrecy? Real Historical Oppression of Witches and Wizards 91
Birgit Wiedl

PART TWO After the Statute of Secrecy: Parallel Worlds 125

6 Was Voldemort a Nazi? Death Eater Ideology and National Socialism 127
Nancy R. Reagin

7 “Magic Is Might”: How the Wizarding Government Gained Its Power 153
Janice Liedl

8 Were the Malfoys Aristocrats? The Decline and Fall of the Pure-Blooded 173
Laura Loiacono and Grace Loiacono

9 School Ties, House Points, and Quidditch: Hogwarts as a British Boarding School 193
Susan Hall

10 Of Marranos and Mudbloods: Harry Potter and the Spanish Inquisition 219
Ruth Abrams

PART THREE Women and Witches, Werewolves and Muggle-Borns: Magical Hierarchies 243

11 Witches vs. Women: What Muggles Could Learn from Wizarding History 245
Janice Liedl

12 Marx, Magic, and Muggles: Class Conflict in Harry Potter’s World 269
Susan Hall

13 Hairy Snout, Human Heart? Werewolves in Harry Potter’s World and in European History 293
Eveline Brugger

Hermione Raised Her Hand Again: Wizards Writing History 309
Anne Rubenstein

The Hogwarts Faculty 323

Index: Notable Magical Words of Our Time 327

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Harry Potter and History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 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 More than 1 year ago
Great book it describes things so well you wouldnt even have to read the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(For new people) I'm Kylie, I am the slytherin prefect.
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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300+ pages!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seems good do not take my advice though