The Occult World

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Christopher Partridge
Routledge, 5 dec. 2014 - 780 pagini

This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

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Introduction
1
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SOURCES
15
THE RENAISSANCE
49
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
117
NINETEENTH CENTURY
195
TWENTIETH CENTURY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
275
POPULAR CULTURE AND THE ARTS
427
BELIEFS PRACTICES ISSUES AND APPROACHES
539
Index
753
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