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The new edition of Hutton's invaluable full-scale study of the origins of modern pagan witchcraft is a perennial bestseller, and it is now available in paperback.


The book charts the coalescence of ideas and practice which gave rise to Wicca, starting in the 1800s. It brings together a diverse cast of characters, from village cunning folk, Victorian high magicians, freemasons, and literary figures from D.H. Lawrence to Dennis Wheatley. This handsome 20th-anniversary edition incorporates new research and further reflections on a completely re-written final chapter. A fascinating and eminently readable book, from one of Britain's foremost historians.


Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.  Paperback, xvii+516 pages. New.

Triumph of the Moon (New ed. PB) - Ronald Hutton