9781108044431

Witch, Warlock, and Magician

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781108044431

  • ISBN10:

    1108044433

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $44.99 Save up to $1.35
  • Buy New
    $43.64
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    SPECIAL ORDER: 1-2 WEEKS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

The journalist and author W. H. Davenport Adams (1828-91) established a reputation for himself as a popular science writer, translator and lexicographer. He also wrote several children's books. In this 1889 work, Adams gives a general introduction to alchemy in Europe and traces the development of magic and alchemy in England from the fourteenth century onwards. Initially the disciplines were persecuted by the Church and met with 'the prejudice of the vulgar', languishing throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In Book 1 Adams portrays the English 'magicians' Roger Bacon, whom he considers to have been ahead of his contemporaries; John Dee and William Lilly, astrologists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, respectively; and the English Rosicrucians. Book 2 is a historical account of witchcraft in England and Scotland, from the middle ages to the witch trials of the seventeenth century, and includes a chapter on witchcraft in literature.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: progress of alchemy in Europe
The English Magicians
Roger Bacon: the true and the legendary
The story of Dr. John Dee
Dr. Dee's diary
Magic and imposture: a couple of knaves
The last of the English magicians: William Lilly
English Rosicrucians
Witches and Witchcraft
Early history of witchcraft in England
Witchcraft in England in the seventeenth century
The decline of witchcraft in England
The witches of Scotland
The literature of witchcraft
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review