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Author Copenhaver, Brian P., compiler.

Title The book of magic : from antiquity to the Enlightenment / selected and translated with an introduction and notes by Brian Copenhaver.

Publication Info. [London] : Penguin Books, 2015.


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Description xxi, 643 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-584).
Contents Study no abomination : the Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha -- Power in the name of Jesus : the Greek New Testament -- Fire priests, magoi and mageia -- Drugs, charms and fair words : Greco-Roman antiquity -- The primal mage and sorceror : late antiquity -- Armies of sorcery and flights of angels : early Christian Europe -- Arts of magic that astonish us : the Middle Ages -- Ancient wisdom and folly : the earlier Renaissance -- Ancient wisdom modernized : the later Renaissance -- Magic seen, heard and mocked -- Magic in an age of science.
Summary This book is a collection of texts that describe and debate magic in various aspects. The texts are arranged historically in eleven sections, starting with the wizardry of Moses in the Hebrew Bible and ending with a letter from Leibniz. Each section is introduced by a few pages of comment on the texts selected; these remarks are thematic, however, not chronological. Within each section, the texts themselves are in chronological order, more or less, if the chronology is known. A cursory headnote precedes each text. Cross-references in the headnotes point to other parts of the book.
Subject Magic -- History.
Magic -- Western countries -- History.
Magic. (OCoLC)fst01005468
Western countries. (OCoLC)fst01302083
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780241198568 (hbk.)
0241198569 (hbk.)

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