Introduction / 1. A Bastard Sister: Magic as an Object of Study in the Twentieth Century / 2. The Hidden Name: Periodization and the Politics of Definition / 3. Divination and History: The Necromantic Imagination / 4. Representations I: Demonological Aesthetics / 5. Representations II: Angelic Mediations / 6. Where is the Ritual in 'Ritual Magic'? / 7. The Practice of Syncretism: Religious Hybridization in Late Antique and Medieval Ritual Magic / 8. The Experimental Act / 9. Does Magic Work? / Conclusion / Bibliography / Index.
Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Abo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history.