Religion and the Decline of Magic in 2 Volumes

Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas. Published by The Folio Society, 2012. Introduction by Hilary Mantel. Two hardbacks with slipcase. Condition: As new. Two volumes beautifully bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing. Slipcase similarly illustrated.

 

Author

Keith Thomas

£300.00

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Religion and the Decline of Magic Synopsis:

Every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe.

Keith Thomas’s classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.

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About Keith Thomas

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was formerly President of Corpus Christi College and, before that, Professor of Modern History and Fellow of St John’s College. Religion and the Decline of Magic, his first book, won one of the two Wolfson Literary Awards for History in 1972. He was knighted in 1988 for services to the study of history.

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Author

Keith Thomas

Publisher

The Folio Society

Year

2012

Format

Hardback/Slipcase