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Defining Magic: A Reader

ISBN: 9781908049803 | 1908049804
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 8/11/2014

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Magic has been an important term in Western history and continues to be an essential topic in the modern academic study of religion, anthropology, sociology and cultural history. Defining Magic is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its boundaries and key features, and explain its working. The Reader brings together seminal writings from antiquity to today. The texts have been selected on the strength of their success in defining magic as a category, their impact on future scholarship, and their originality. The writings are divided into chronological sections and each essay is separately introduced. Together, these texts - from philosophy, theology, religious studies and anthropology - reveal the breadth of critical approaches and responses to defining magic.

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