Spellbound : Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft - the exhibition catalogue from The Ashmolean Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Spellbound : Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft

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A richly illustrated book exploring how people have viewed magic and superstition, both historically and in the present day 

With exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover, enchanted animal hearts pierced with nails, mummified cats concealed in walls and many other intriguing objects, this catalogue shows that the use of magic is driven by our strongest emotions: the need to be loved, our fear of evil and the desire to protect our homes.

Authors explore the practice of magic in medieval times, the early modern period and even in the modern home; witchcraft  and contemporary ideas about magical thinking.   

Details
  • Author: Sophie Page
  • Paperback: 176 pages| 80 colour and 70 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: September 2018
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1910807248
  • Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 19.7 cm