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Magical Thinking: History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult in Western Culture

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Magical Thinking: History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult in Western Culture - McWilliams, Stuart
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Magic is usually defined as a non-modern phenomenon, contrasted with modern rationalism and science. However, the idea of magic has remained persistent in scholarly discourse throughout history from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment and beyond. This volume explores how the notion of magic is articulated and theorised in the writing of history. Departing from writing "about" magic in history, this volume addresses magic as it relates to the trajectories of intellectual history as a whole, with particular reference to a ...

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Magical Thinking: History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult in Western Culture 2011, Continuum Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441116970

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