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By Bernd-Christian Otto

This booklet (the author´s revised dissertation) analyzes the heritage of the idea that of magic spanning approximately 2,500 years. Following an creation discussing the matter of educational definitions of magic regularly, the booklet offers the excellent heritage of the concept that of magic for the 1st time, from its origins in antiquity to the twentieth century. Polemic texts with an exterior standpoint are incorporated in equivalent degree in addition to authors that defined and understood themselves as ""magicians"" in Western cultural heritage.

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