Harry Potter and History, Nancy R. Reagin
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Harry Potter and History

Author: Nancy R. Reagin

Series: Wiley Pop Culture and History Series

Narrator: Rachel Perry

Unabridged: 10 hr 54 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 07/09/2020

Genre: Literary Criticism - Science Fiction & Fantasy

Synopsis

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.

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