The Magical Imagination

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'Magical imagination' in this study encompasses not only specifically magical practices such as witchcraft, but the wider fantastical mentality informed by supernatural beliefs, folklore and superstitions. This innovative history of popular magical mentalities in 19th-century England reveals magic's adaptive and transformative qualities and the ways in which it helped ordinary people navigate, adapt to and resist aspects of modern urbanization.

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The Magical Imagination

The Magical Imagination

Magic and Modernity in Urban England 1780-1914

Hardback308pp

9781107002005     Product Code: 222653

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'Magical imagination' in this study encompasses not only specifically magical practices such as witchcraft, but the wider fantastical mentality informed by supernatural beliefs, folklore and superstitions. This innovative history of popular magical mentalities in 19th-century England reveals magic's adaptive and transformative qualities and the ways in which it helped ordinary people navigate, adapt to and resist aspects of modern urbanization.

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