Magical Treasure Hunting in Europe and North America

A History

  • Johannes Dillinger

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-255

About this book


The first comprehensive history of magical treasure hunting from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, revealing a magical universe of treasure spirits, and wizards who tried to deal with them. Combining history and anthropology, this study sees treasure hunting as an expression of shifting economic mentalities and changing ideas about history.


20th century Europe history law

Authors and affiliations

  • Johannes Dillinger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK
  2. 2.Mainz UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27945-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35331-2
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