Harry Potter and history / edited by Nancy Reagin.
Contributor(s): Reagin, Nancy Ruth.Material type: TextSeries: Wiley pop culture and history series: Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, �2011Description: xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780470574720; 0470574720.Subject(s): Rowling, J. K. -- Characters | Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) | Literature and history | Children's stories, English -- History and criticism | Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticismDDC classification: 823/.914 LOC classification: PR6068.O93 | Z687 2011
|Item type||Current location||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Book||Bailey Cove Branch Adult non-fiction||Adult non-fiction||LIT 823.914 HAR (Browse shelf)||Checked out||04/06/2020||31562015989165|
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
"Fans will learn about topics like the European prosecution of witches, who the real Nicholas Flamel was, and the historical origins of the spells and charms Hogwarts students learn, from Avada Kedavra to the bezoar. The book features a timeline comparing the history of the wizarding world to real-life history"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.