Victorian Occultism And The Making Of Modern Magic: Invoking Tradition by A. ButlerVictorian Occultism And The Making Of Modern Magic: Invoking Tradition by A. Butler

Victorian Occultism And The Making Of Modern Magic: Invoking Tradition

byA. Butler

Hardcover | January 5, 2011

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The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs.
ALISON BUTLER lecturer at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, and a social and cultural historian specializing in nineteenth-century Britain. Her research interests include the history of magic and its intersection with science and religion. She has published on these topics and has received fellowships from the Social Sciences and ...
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Title:Victorian Occultism And The Making Of Modern Magic: Invoking TraditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:225 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.84 inPublished:January 5, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230223397

ISBN - 13:9780230223394

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Acknowledgements Introduction A New Order A New Magic Resurrecting the Past: Hiram, Isis, and the Rosy Cross Preservation and Improvisation: Nineteenth-Century Magicians Magical Libraries: What Occultists Read Revolutionizing Magic: The Will Conquers the Spirit Middle-Class Magic Notes Bibliography Index