Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic

Author(s): 
Bottigheimer, Ruth
ISBN: 
9781137380876
Date published: 
July 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

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.