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23%OFFErnesto De Martino - Magic – A Theory from the South - 9780990505099 - V9780990505099
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Magic – A Theory from the South

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Description for Magic – A Theory from the South Paperback. 9780990505099. Translator(s): Zinn, Dorothy Louise. Num Pages: 160 pages, 14 halftones. BIC Classification: 1DST; HRA; JHMC; VXW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 154 x 229 x 19. Weight in Grams: 350.
Though his work was little known outside Italian intellectual circles for most of the twentieth century, anthropologist and historian of religions Ernesto de Martino is now recognized as one of the most original thinkers in the field. This book is a testament to de Martino's innovation and engagement with Hegelian historicism and phenomenology - a work of ethnographic theory way ahead of its time. This new translation of his 1959 study of ceremonial magic and witchcraft in southern Italy shows how de Martino is not interested in the question of whether magic is rational or irrational but rather in why ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
HAU
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
IL, United States
ISBN
9780990505099
SKU
V9780990505099
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About Ernesto De Martino
Ernesto de Martino (1908-65) was a prominent anthropologist and historian of religions in Italy. Dorothy Louise Zinn is associate professor of cultural anthropology at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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