Sort the facts from the fairy tales and trace the evolution of wizardry from Stone Age rituals with gruesome horned gods, through to the modern day, where magicians fair and foul dominate the big screen. Learn about the barbaric witch-hunts that swept across Europe and America, when ordinary people were put to death just because they looked different or behaved oddly. Find out about the arts of the witch, from secret potion recipes to mystic animal companions, and the real-life quest for the Philosopher s Stone! THE AMAZING HISTORY OF WIZARDS & WITCHES Discover a world of magic and mystery, with over 340 exciting pictures Paul Dowswell Consultant: Susan Greenwood CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author and Consultant: Paul Dowswell has written more than 60 books, mostly with history as the subject. Dr Susan Greenwood is an anthropologist with a long-term interest in the study of magic and religion.
Biblio NotesExplore the history of sorcery through the ages, from the spirit worship of ancient civilizations to the spells and potions of present-day witches Lots of magical things to make and do, including a spell bag, a shaman s mask and some spooky Halloween food! With over 340 atmospheric images, including a fantastic cross-section of a wizard s workshop Perfect for 8- to 12-year-olds, for home and school use
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