Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic

From Ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance

Authors: Bottigheimer, R.

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This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales.

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“Thought provoking and wide ranging, Bottigheimer’s volume should be of significant interest for a variety of different disciplines, from literary studies to history of ideas. … This is an interesting and serious volume that deserves our attention and respect … .” (Armando Maggi, Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 68 (4), 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Tales, Magic, and Fairy Tales

    Bottigheimer, Ruth B.

    Pages 1-10

  • Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Magic Tales

    Bottigheimer, Ruth B.

    Pages 11-31

  • Jewish Magic Tales

    Bottigheimer, Ruth B.

    Pages 32-63

  • Magic Tales in Medieval Christian Europe

    Bottigheimer, Ruth B.

    Pages 64-83

  • Magic Tales in the Muslim Middle Ages

    Bottigheimer, Ruth B.

    Pages 84-120

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38088-3
  • Digitally watermarked, no DRM
  • Included format: PDF
  • eBooks can be used on all Reading Devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38087-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic
Book Subtitle
From Ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38088-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137380883
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38087-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 208
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