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A short review is not necessarily a bad review if it leads you to a fascinating book.
This in one of those few books that come along in your life time that can truly be termed a Classic and Indispensable.
The research in this book makes most treatments of the matter seem badly under-researched in contrast.
Reading this book is like trying to take a sip from a fire hose. The author makes his points by citing example after example, and in the process establishes in the mind of the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Peter S. Bradley
Sounds daunting and it's a big book, but it's fascinating reading and so well-written that the pages fly by. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Foreman
The subject itself is fascinating and the research truly impressive. It was such an amazing time and the author captures the ferment in great detail. Read morePublished 6 months ago by George B. Upton
This is a dense book, not difficult to read but in the sheer scope it attempts to address. I'm barely a fourth in and it's both intimidating and fantastically useful for getting my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Allison Thurman
It was a good read. Very thorough I recomend highly for the history buff. It explains many religions as well as the history behind them and how and why things were explained the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Kruger
Keith Thomas's work is unsurpassed as an academic study of the interrelationship between religion and magic--not just from the period 1500-1700 England (the focus of the book)--but... Read morePublished 12 months ago by P.T. Mistlberger
A must for Anglophiles - context is interesting when considering the toxic role religious belief has played down through the ages.Published 12 months ago by Fred T. Abdella
This in one of those few books that come along in your life time that can truly be termed a Classic and Indispensable. Learned, profound, wise and meticulous to a fault. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stillwaters