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Author Davies, Owen, 1969-

Title Grimoires : a history of magic books / Owen Davies.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  133.44 DAVIES    Check Shelf
Description x, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ancient and medieval grimoires -- The war against magic -- Enlightenment and treasure -- Across the oceans -- Rediscovering ancient magic -- Grimoires USA -- Pulp magic -- Lovecraft, Satan, and shadows.
Summary Grimoires are books of spells that were first recorded in the Ancient Middle East and which have developed and spread over the ensuing millennia.
Subject Occultism -- History.
Charms -- Dictionaries -- History.
Charms in literature -- History.
Magic in literature -- History.
Rare books.
Charms. (OCoLC)fst00852494
Charms in literature. (OCoLC)fst00852498
Magic in literature. (OCoLC)fst01005497
Occultism. (OCoLC)fst01043123
Rare books. (OCoLC)fst01090104
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780199204519 (hbk.)
0199204519 (hbk.)
9780199590049 (pbk.)
0199590044 (pbk.)
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