By Owen Davies
Very Short Introductions
Magic is a topic of constant fasciation and interest which can described in various ways - supernatural, superstition, simple illusion, religious miracles, and fantasies of the imagination.
Wide-ranging overview of how magic has been defined, understood, and practised.
Highlights the controversy, conflict, and debate it has caused over the last two millennia.
Considers how magic and science are intertwined.
Split into two main sections: theory and practice.
Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide