DUMBARTON OAKS OTHER TITLES IN BYZANTINE STUDIES
Cover: Byzantine Magic, from Harvard University PressCover: Byzantine Magic in PAPERBACK

Byzantine Magic

Edited by Henry Maguire

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PAPERBACK

$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780884023401

Publication Date: 03/31/2009

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224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

35 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 2 tables

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Written by specialists in several disciplines, this volume explores the parameters and significance of magic in Byzantine society, from the fourth century to after the empire’s fall. The authors address a wide variety of questions, some of which are common to all historical research into magic, and some of which are peculiar to the Byzantine context.

The authors reveal the scope, the forms, and the functioning of magic in Byzantine society, throwing light on a hitherto relatively little-known aspect of Byzantine culture, and, at the same time, expanding upon the contemporary debates concerning magic and its roles in pre-modern societies.

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