In the ancient Near East, the art of influencing the natural course
of events by means of spells and other ritual forms was universal.
The social and political role of magic is apparent, too, in the
competition to achieve precedence over rival systems of
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Bengt Ankarloo is Professor of History at Lund University, Sweden. Stuart Clark is Professor of History at the University of Wales, Swansea.
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