First published in 1834, Lives of Necromancers is perhaps one of the most thorough overviews of the lives and legends of both fictional and historic individuals associated with the magical arts. Godwin thoughtfully summarizes the histories and tales of mankind, from ancient Rome and Egypt to Eastern traditions all the way to the witchcraft trials of Europe and the new world. Godwin presents a fascinating overview of mankind’s obsession with the magical arts and the impact that obsession has on the collective psyche.
This historical work provides a unique insight into the lives of some of the most famous, and infamous, alleged magicians, sorcerers, and necromancers of humanity. Within these pages you will everyone from the legendary Merlin to Queen Elizabeth's personal necromancer Dr. John Dee. From the classical myths of necromancy found amoung the Greeks to the tragedy of the Inquisition and witchcraft trials, Godwin chronicles humanity's quest to extend beyond the mundane...and the consequences of such desires.
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