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The Resource Harry Potter and history, edited by Nancy Reagin

Harry Potter and history, edited by Nancy Reagin

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Harry Potter and history
Title
Harry Potter and history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nancy Reagin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter? Just in time for the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II). Harry Potter lives in a world that is both magical and historical. Hogwarts pupils ride an old-fashioned steam train to school, notes are taken on parchment with quill pens, and Muggle legends come to life in the form of werewolves, witches, and magical spells. This book is the first to explore the real history in which Harry's world is rooted.. Did you know that bezoars and mandrakes were fashionable luxury items for centuries? Find out how Europeans first developed the potions, spells, and charms taught at Hogwarts, from Avada Kedavra to love charms. Learn how the European prosecution of witches led to the Statute of Secrecy, meet the real Nicholas Flamel, see how the Malfoys stack up against Muggle English aristocrats, and compare the history of the wizarding world to real-life history.. Gives you the historical backdrop to Harry Potter's world. Covers topics ranging from how real British boarding schools compare to Hogwarts to how parchment, quills, and scrolls used in the wizarding world were made. Includes a timeline comparing the history of the wizarding world to Muggle "real" history. Filled with fascinating facts and background, Harry Potter and History is an essential companion for every Harry Potter fan."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6068.O93
LC item number
Z846 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reagin, Nancy Ruth
Series statement
Wiley pop culture and history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Harry
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Literature and history
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • HISTORY / General
Label
Harry Potter and history, edited by Nancy Reagin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments : Writing magical history -- Harry Potter's timeline -- Introduction : A half-blood world? / Nancy R. Reagin -- "The Burrow is just outside Ottery St. Catchpole" : when Muggles and wizards lived side by side -- Magic for daily use and profit : mandrakes, charms, bezoars, and love potions in the Muggle and wizarding worlds / Birgit Wiedl -- Severus Snape and the Standard Book of Spells : ancient tongues in the wizarding world / M.G. DuPree -- Beastly books and quick-quills : Harry Potter and the making of medieval manuscripts / Alexandra Gillespie -- Nicolas Flamel : the alchemist who lived / Don Keck DuPree -- Why the Statute of Secrecy? : Real historical oppression of witches and wizards / Birgit Wiedl -- After the Statute of Secrecy : parallel worlds -- Was Voldemort a Nazi? : Death Eater ideology and National Socialism / Nancy R. Reagin -- "Magic is might" : how the wizarding government gained its power / Janice Liedl -- Were the Malfoys aristocrats? : The decline and fall of the pure-blooded / Laura Loiacono and Grace Loiacono -- School ties, House points, and Quidditch : Hogwarts as a British boarding school / Susan Hall -- Of Marranos and Mudbloods : Harry Potter and the Spanish Inquisition / Ruth Abrams -- Women and witches, werewolves and Muggle-borns : magical hierarchies -- Witches vs. women : what Muggles could learn from wizarding history / Janice Liedl -- Marx, magic, and Muggles : class conflict in Harry Potter's world / Susan Hall -- Hairy snout, human heart? : Werewolves in Harry Potter's world and in European history / Eveline Brugger -- Hermione raised her hand again : wizards writing history / Anne Rubenstein -- The Hogwarts faculty -- Index : Notable magical words of our time
Control code
682895180
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780470574720
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011010968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)682895180
Label
Harry Potter and history, edited by Nancy Reagin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments : Writing magical history -- Harry Potter's timeline -- Introduction : A half-blood world? / Nancy R. Reagin -- "The Burrow is just outside Ottery St. Catchpole" : when Muggles and wizards lived side by side -- Magic for daily use and profit : mandrakes, charms, bezoars, and love potions in the Muggle and wizarding worlds / Birgit Wiedl -- Severus Snape and the Standard Book of Spells : ancient tongues in the wizarding world / M.G. DuPree -- Beastly books and quick-quills : Harry Potter and the making of medieval manuscripts / Alexandra Gillespie -- Nicolas Flamel : the alchemist who lived / Don Keck DuPree -- Why the Statute of Secrecy? : Real historical oppression of witches and wizards / Birgit Wiedl -- After the Statute of Secrecy : parallel worlds -- Was Voldemort a Nazi? : Death Eater ideology and National Socialism / Nancy R. Reagin -- "Magic is might" : how the wizarding government gained its power / Janice Liedl -- Were the Malfoys aristocrats? : The decline and fall of the pure-blooded / Laura Loiacono and Grace Loiacono -- School ties, House points, and Quidditch : Hogwarts as a British boarding school / Susan Hall -- Of Marranos and Mudbloods : Harry Potter and the Spanish Inquisition / Ruth Abrams -- Women and witches, werewolves and Muggle-borns : magical hierarchies -- Witches vs. women : what Muggles could learn from wizarding history / Janice Liedl -- Marx, magic, and Muggles : class conflict in Harry Potter's world / Susan Hall -- Hairy snout, human heart? : Werewolves in Harry Potter's world and in European history / Eveline Brugger -- Hermione raised her hand again : wizards writing history / Anne Rubenstein -- The Hogwarts faculty -- Index : Notable magical words of our time
Control code
682895180
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780470574720
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011010968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)682895180

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