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Grimoires: A History of Magic Books
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Owen Davies
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Grimoires: A History of Magic Books

Owen Davies



Reference » Horror Reference


384 pages

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The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East through to the modern day, from harmless charms and remedies to sinister pacts with the Devil.

By:   Owen Davies
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9780199590049
ISBN 10:   0199590044
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   December 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  Adult education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction; 1. Ancient and Medieval Grimoires; 2. The War against Magic; 3. Enlightenment and Treasure; 4. Across the Oceans; 5. Rediscovering Ancient Magic; 6. Grimoires USA; 7. Pulp Magic; 8. Lovecraft, Satan, and Shadows; 9. Epilogue; Further Reading; Notes; Index

For anyone interested in magical writing and publication, it's essential. Steven Moore, Fortean Times Undoubtedly an important contribution to the field...The range of research here is, frankly astonishing. Steven Moore, Fortean Times

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