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1st Edition

The Occult World

ISBN 9780415695961
Published December 19, 2014 by Routledge
780 Pages

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Book Description

This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: Ancient and Medieval Sources Part Two: The Renaissance Part Three: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Part Four: Nineteenth Century Part Five: Twentieth Century and the Contemporary World Part Six: Popular Culture and the Arts Part Seven: Beliefs, Practices, Issues, and Approaches

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Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. His research and writing focuses on alternative spiritual currents, countercultures and popular music.