REVEALING ANTIQUITY
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Magic in the Ancient World

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674541535

Publication Date: 10/15/1999

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320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Revealing Antiquity

World

Related Subjects

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Naming the Sorcerer
  • Portrait of the Magician: Seen from the Outside
  • How to Become a Magician: The Rites of Initiation
  • Curse Tablets and Voodoo Dolls
  • Literary Representation of Magic
  • Words and Acts
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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