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Terrifying titles from Routledge

We’re getting into the Halloween spirit and bringing you all the details on some of our more hair-raising books, old and new. Read on, if you dare...

Routledge have some great titles for those interested in the mysterious worlds of witchcraft, magic and the occult.

This year, Routledge Reference reissued a collection of selected works in the field of Alchemy. Originally published between the dates of 1916 – 1955, all the titles in this new series provide an invaluable insight into the research of some of the most critical Alchemy figures.

Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy includes a number of titles with broad appeal throughout the field of alchemy. The collection includes titles such as William Boulting’s Giordano Bruno, which follows the intellectual’s life and the development of his influential thoughts, as well as Nicholas Clulee’s John Dee’s Natural Philosophy, an equally definitive study of the key thinker’s intellectual career, providing a balanced assessment of Dee’s work on natural philosophy.

Those interested in the Alchemy series might also be interested in our collection of Witchcraft titles...

Last year, Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft was released, reissuing eight volumes originally published between 1929 and 1977. The collection sheds a fascinating light on the world of witchcraft in the UK and Europe, including a look at the historical, anthropological, religious and mythological contexts. Several volumes focus upon the witch hunts and trials of Early Modern Europe.

The collection includes Four Centuries of Witch Beliefs, which investigates the role witchcraft played in seventeenth century history and the influence of witch beliefs in key periods of history, such as the Great Rebellion. The remaining volumes cover many areas of witchcraft and witch hunting, including Witch Hunting and Witch Trials, which considers not only a general history of witchcraft, but also the laws and legal proceedings surrounding witchcraft and the interrogations and punishments used on those found guilty of being a practicing witch.

If you are still not suitably spooked, take a look at the following titles:

A Dictionary of Fairies provides a complete A-Z of all ‘Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and other Supernatural creatures’.

The History & Philosophy of Science series covers all major fields of scientific thought and ranges from physics and biology to alchemy and extrasensory perception.

Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton addresses the ideas, individuals and institutions that defined culture in an age when the modern perception of nature, of the universe and our place in it is said to have emerged.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine.

Magic, Science, and Empire in Postcolonial Literature examines the critiques of postcolonial writers and their criticisms of major shifts in scientific thinking.

New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology covers profound changes on the key approaches to witchcraft research in key fields such as gender studies, sociology, anthropology, literature, history, psychology and law.

Medieval Religion collates original source material covering the history of medieval religion, from the fall of the Roman Empire though to the Renaissance.

The Myths We Live By describes myths as powerful symbols for interpreting the world that we live in; this title considers an array of subjects, including philosophy, evolutionary psychology and consciousness.

All of these titles are available for you to purchase online now... Happy Halloween!