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Calling the Spirits A History of Seances
ISBN: HB: 9781789142808, Reaktion Books, October 2020
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 60 illus., 25 in colour
"Calling the Spirits" investigates the eerie history of our conversations with the dead, from necromancy in Homer's "Odyssey" to the emergence of Spiritualism – when Victorians were entranced by mediums and the seance was born. Among our cast are the...
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Figure of Christ in Contemporary Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781789142082, Reaktion Books, September 2020
336 pp., 28x22 cm, 218 illus., 200 in colour
In the first book devoted to representations of Jesus Christ in contemporary photography, Nathalie Dietschy presents a rich range of images from the 1980s to the present day. Acclaimed photographers such as Catherine Opie, Wang Qingsong, Joan Fontcu...
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Miracles of Our Own Making A History of Paganism
ISBN: HB: 9781789142211, Reaktion Books, April 2020
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
"Miracles of Our Own Making" is a historical overview of magic in the British Isles, from the ancient peoples of Britain to the rich and cosmopolitan landscape of contemporary paganism. We explore the beliefs of the Druids, the Anglo-Saxons and Vikin...
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Acts Against God A Short History of Blasphemy
ISBN: HB: 9781789142013, Reaktion Books, March 2020
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
A phenomenon that spans human experience, from the ancient world right up to today's ferocious religious debates, blasphemy is an act of individuals, but also a widespread and constant presence in cultural, political and religious life. "Acts Against...
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Paracelsus An Alchemical Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789141443, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus., 10 in colour
Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but b...
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Burned Alive Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition
ISBN: HB: 9781780238968, Reaktion Books, June 2018
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 21 illus.
In 1600 the Catholic Inquisition condemned the philosopher Giordano Bruno for his heretical beliefs. He was then burned alive in a public place in Rome. Historians, scientists and teachers usually deny that Bruno was condemned for his beliefs about t...
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£25,00
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Reliquary Effect Enshrining the Sacred Object
ISBN: HB: 9781780236551, Reaktion Books, November 2016
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 65 colour illus., 35 black&white illus.
?Relics take many forms, from dust to stones, cloth, bodies and body parts. They are usually of little apparent intrinsic worth but are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. Reliquaries are the means by which the cultural valu...
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Animals in Religion Devotion, Symbol and Ritual
ISBN: HB: 9781780235691, Reaktion Books, June 2016
480 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 80 illus.
"Animals in Religion" explores the role and presence of animals within a wide range of religious traditions, from ensouled narratives within oral tradition to religious texts, myths and accompanying legends. Some of the material may have a familiar r...
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Goddess Myths of the Great Mother
ISBN: HB: 9781780235097, Reaktion Books, February 2016
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 29 illus.
For time out of mind an ancient goddess reigned supreme, and the fertile soil of the land beneath her feet bespoke her immeasurable fecundity. For long ages she ruled, and many were her worshippers. Then, 5,000 years ago or more, perhaps in the regio...
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Many Faces of Christ Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300
ISBN: HB: 9781780232683, Reaktion Books, February 2014
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 110 illus.
It is common to think of Jesus of Nazareth's main physical characteristics as including long, wavy, blondish hair and a short beard. Yet the Holy Scriptures are silent about Christ's features, and his representations are hardly consistent in early Ch...
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