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HTY-300/MHU-339: ST: Witchcraft and Magic in History (Hawley, Fall 2021): Further Reading

Course resources for the cross listed HTY-300/MHU-339 ST: Witchcraft and Magic in History as taught by Jennifer Hawley, PhD.

Reminder about books

Hi everyone!  These books are for your information and/or enjoyment.  However, they CANNOT be used for your Critical Book Review.  For book choices for that assignment, please review your course syllabus.


Brann, Eva. Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad. Philadelphia: Paul Dry Books, 2002.

Burke, Peter. What is Cultural History? United Kingdom: Polity, 2008.

Davies, Owen. Magic: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Hutton, Ronald. The Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

Illes, Judika. Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2014.

Karlsen, Carol. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.

Martin, Lois. The History of Witchcraft. Harpenden, Herts: Pocket Essentials, 2007.

Nuernberger, Kathryn. The Witch of Eye. Louisville: Sarabande Books, 2021.

Rhodes, Chloe. A Book of Old Fashioned Superstitions: Black Cats & Evil Eyes. London: Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2012.

Shiff, Stacey. The Witches: Salem, 1692. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2015.


If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please let me know :)

Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (and series)

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and series)

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight (series)

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Storm Front (and series)

Winnie Holzman's Wicked

William Shakespeare's The Tempest

William Shakespeare's Macbeth

Unknown's Beowulf

Homer's Odyssey