A General Theory of Magic, Paperback

A General Theory of Magic Paperback

Part of the Routledge Classics series



First written by Marcel Mauss and Henri Humbert in 1902, A General Theory of Magic gained a wide new readership when republished by Mauss in 1950.

As a study of magic in 'primitive' societies and its survival today in our thoughts and social actions, it represents what Claude Levi-Strauss called, in an introduction to that edition, the astonishing modernity of the mind of one of the century's greatest thinkers.

The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today.

At a period when art, magic and science appear to be crossing paths once again, A General Theory of Magic presents itself as a classic for our times.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought
  • ISBN: 9780415253963



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