About this book
This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales.
magic tales Egyptian Greek Roman Jewish Christian Muslim fairy tales Renaissance Straparola Giovan Francesco Basile Giambattista d'Aulnoy Marie-Catherine Perrault Charles Couonter Reformation Catholic Reformation Censorship Europe Judaism Middle Ages
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
Palgrave Macmillan, London
Palgrave History Collection
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