The History of Magic : From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

The History of Magic : From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

£12.99
The History of Magic : From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
The History of Magic : From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

The History of Magic : From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

£12.99
ISBN: 9780241979662
A remarkable, unprecedented account of the role of magic in cultures both ancient and modern -- from the first known horoscope to the power of tattoos. Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history: science, religion and magic. But magic - the idea that we have a connection with the universe - has developed a bad reputation.

It has been with us for millennia - from the curses and charms of ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish magic, to the shamanistic traditions of Eurasia, indigenous America and Africa, and even quantum physics today. Even today seventy-five per cent of the Western world holds some belief in magic, whether snapping wishbones, buying lottery tickets or giving names to inanimate objects. Drawing on his decades of research, with incredible breadth and authority, Professor Chris Gosden provides a timely history of human thought and the role it has played in shaping civilization, and how we might use magic to rethink our understanding of the world.
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The History of Magic : From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
by Chris Gosden (Author)
Format:Paperback / softback 512 pages
Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:9780241979662
Published:20 May 2021
Classifications:Social & cultural history, History of ideas, History of science, Magic, spells & alchemy
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight:408g
Dimensions:129 x 196 x 35 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom