The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West: From Antiquity to the Present

The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West: From Antiquity to the Present


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ISBN-13: 9780521194181
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Pages: 712
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

David J. Collins, S.J., is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University. His research has been supported by prestigious fellowships from the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation, the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, and the Gerda Henkel Foundation. He has published extensively on the medieval cult of the saints, Renaissance humanism, and learned magic, especially in central Europe. He is currently working on the reception of Albertus Magnus' teachings on magic in the early modern period.

Table of Contents

1. Ancient Near East Daniel Schwemer; 2. Ancient Egypt Friedhelm Hoffmann; 3. Early Greco-Roman antiquity Kimberly B. Stratton; 4. Imperial Rome Kyle A. Fraser; 5. The early church Maijestina Kahlos; 6. The early medieval west Yitzhak Hen; 7. Magic in medieval Byzantium Alicia Walker; 8. Magic, marvel, and miracle in early Islamic thought Travis Zadeh; 9. Jewish magic in the Middle Ages Gideon Bohak; 10. Common magic Catherine Rider; 11. Learned magic David J. Collins, S.J.; 12. Diabolic magic Michael D. Bailey; 13. Magic and priestcraft: reformers and reformation Helen L. Parish; 14. Spain and Mexico Louise Burkhart; 15. Folk magic in North America Richard Godbeer; 16. Colonial magic: the Dutch East Indies Margaret Wiener; 17. Magic in common and legal perspectives Owen Davies; 18. Elite magic in the nineteenth century David Allen Harvey; 19. Magic in the postcolonial Americas Raquel Romberg; 20. New-age and neo-pagan magic Sabina Magliocco.

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