The Occult World
Christopher Partridge (ed.), London: Routledge, 2015, 780 p.
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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Table of contents
Part One: Ancient and Medieval Sources
Part Two: The Renaissance
Part Three: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century
Part Four: Nineteenth Century
Part Five: Twentieth Century and the Contemporary World
Part Six: Popular Culture and the Arts
Part Seven: Beliefs, Practices, Issues, and Approaches