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By Bernd-Christian Otto,Michael Stausberg

Magic has been a big time period in Western heritage and is still a vital subject within the smooth educational learn of faith, anthropology, sociology, and cultural background. Defining Magic is the 1st quantity to gather key texts that target at picking the character of magic, identify its obstacles and key gains, and clarify its operating. The reader brings jointly seminal writings from antiquity to this present day. The texts were chosen at the energy in their luck in defining magic as a class, their influence on destiny scholarship, and their originality. The writings are divided into chronological sections and every essay is individually brought for pupil readers. jointly, those texts - from Philosophy, Theology, non secular reports, and Anthropology - show the breadth of serious ways and responses to defining what's magic. members: Aquinas, Augustine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Dennis Diderot, Emile Durkheim, Edward Evans-Pritchard, James Frazer, Susan Greenwood, Robin Horton, Edmund Leach, Gerardus van der Leeuw, Christopher Lehrich, Bronislaw Malinowski, Marcel Mauss, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Plato, Pliny, Plotin, Isidore of Sevilla, Jesper Sorensen, Kimberley Stratton, Randall Styers, Edward Tylor

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