The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present by Chris Gosden review - The Times

No matter how many words you use to pin it down, its nature is to evade definition. Chris Gosden is well aware of this difficulty. His book is breathtaking in scope. Its time span stretches from 40,000BC to the present day, and its global reach takes in China, central Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia, as well as Europe.

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