Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] download free by Malcolm Gaskill

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook download free by Malcolm Gaskill
  • Listen audiobook: Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Malcolm Gaskill
  • Release date: 2010/6/19
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780199236954
  • Rating: 9.6 of 10
  • Votos: 144
  • Review by: Aden Sotelo
  • Review rating: 8.57 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/22
  • Duration: 2H3M36S in 256 kbps (33.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-13
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG-4 ALS, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA, WAV, MPEG4, MP3 (compression RAR, TAR.7Z, TAR.GZ, ZIP, TAR, CPIO)
  • Total pages original book: 168
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 15M28S (4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all, and everyone knows what a witch is - or do they? From childhood most of us develop a sense of the mysterious, malign person, usually an old woman. Historically, too, we recognize witch-hunting as a feature of pre-modern societies. But why do witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness? From Halloween to superstitions, and literary references such as Faust and even Harry Potter, witches stillfeature heavily in our society. In this Very Short Introduction Malcolm Gaskill challenges all of this, and argues that what we think we know is, in fact, wrong. Taking a historical perspective from the ancient world to contemporary paganism, Gaskill reveals how witchcraft has meant different things to different people and that in every age it has raised questions about the distinction between fantasy and reality, faith and proof. Telling stories, delving into court records, and challenging myths, Gaskill examines the witch-hunts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and explores the reinvention of witchcraft - as history, religion, fiction, and metaphor.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Witchcraft, Satanism & Demonology, Witchcraft & Wicca, Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.21 USD
  • Dimensions: 115x174x10mm
  • Weight: 146g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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