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  • The Hauntedby Owen Davies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 23.00

    The Haunted is the first truly comprehensive social history of ghosts. Using fascinating and entertaining examples, Davies places the history of ghosts within their wider social and cultural context, and examines why a belief in ghosts continues to be vibrant, socially relevant and historically illuminating. more...

  • Paganism: A Very Short Introductionby Owen Davies

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    From its origins to the present day, Owen Davies explores ideas about paganism that have existed over the last two millennia. He takes a chronological look at changing attitudes towards its beliefs, its practices, and its relationship with the Church. more...

  • Magic: A Very Short Introductionby Owen Davies

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Magic continues to be an enduring topic of fascination, managing to pervade the popular imagination. In this Very Short Introduction Owen Davies explores the definitions and practice of magic over the millennia; highlighting the controversy, conflict, and debate it has caused. more...

  • A People Bewitchedby Owen Davies

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.19

    The belief in witchcraft and magic was widespread in nineteenth-century Somerset. Witches were blamed for causing the ill health and death of people and their animals. Those accused of witchcraft often found themselves being ostracised and beaten by their neighbours. Magical practitioners known as cunning-folk drove a thriving trade not only in curing... more...

  • America Bewitchedby Owen Davies

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day. more...

  • Grimoiresby Owen Davies

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East through to the modern day, from harmless charms and remedies to sinister pacts with the Devil. more...

  • Murder, Magic, Madnessby Davies Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In 1856 William Dove, a young tenant farmer, was tried and executed for the poisoning of his wife Harriet. The trial might have been a straightforward case of homicide, but because Dove became involved with Henry Harrison, a Leeds wizard, and demonstrated through his actions and words a strong belief in magic and the powers of the devil, considerable... more...

  • Probable Tomorrowsby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    A fascinating look at near-future advances, inventions, products, services, and everyday conveniences that will change how we live and work. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies explore these changes and the impact they will have on everyday life. For example, by the year 2010: -Personal computers will offer the power of today's supermachines and artificial... more...

  • Cheating Deathby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this life extension a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging and longevity--from improvements in diet and medicine to the... more...

  • Witchcraft Continuedby Willem de Blécourt; Owen Davies

    Manchester University Press 2004; US$ 74.95

    An important collection of essays that use a variety of different approaches and sources to uncover the continued relevance of witchcraft and magic in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe more...