Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Winter 2006

Journal or Book Title

Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft

Volume

1

Issue

2

First Page

249

Last Page

251

DOI

10.1353/mrw.0.0012

Abstract

This book, a revised second edition, appears under the imprimatur (one hopes not the nihil obstat) of the University of Wisconsin Press, which recently acquired the Popular Press line in which the book first appeared in 1972. The updating for the 2004 edition was surely not difficult. Since the book has no real structure or argument, snippets of new information, mainly references to Mel Gisbon’s film The Passion of the Christ or the Harry Potter books, could simply be tossed into the mix. None of the vast scholarship on witchcraft that has appeared in the last thirty years is taken into account, but then, the first edition did not reference any real scholarship either.

Comments

This is a book review from Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 1 (2006): 249, doi:10.1353/mrw.0.0012. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

University of Pennsylvania Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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