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21%OFFAlex Owen - The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern - 9780226642048 - V9780226642048
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The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

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Description for The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern Paperback. Num Pages: 384 pages, 14 halftones. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HRQX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 154 x 230 x 26. Weight in Grams: 578.
By the end of the nineteenth century, Victorians were seeking rational explanations for the world in which they lived. The radical ideas of Charles Darwin had shaken traditional religious beliefs. Sigmund Freud was developing his innovative models of the conscious and unconscious mind. And anthropologist James George Frazer was subjecting magic, myth, and ritual to systematic inquiry. Why, then, in this quintessentially modern moment, did late-Victorian and Edwardian men and women become absorbed by metaphysical quests, heterodox spiritual encounters, and occult experimentation?

In answering this question for the first time, The Place of Enchantment breaks new ground in its ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
University Of Chicago Press
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226642048
SKU
V9780226642048
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