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Harry Potter and history
Nancy R. Reagin
Adult Nonfiction PR6068.O93 Z689 2011

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgments: Writing Magical Historyp. xi
Harry Potter's Timelinep. xiii
Introduction: A Half-Blood World?p. 1
Part 1 - ôThe Burrow Is Just Outside Ottery St. Catchpoleö: When Muggles and Wizards Lived Side by Sidep. 7
1 - Magic for Daily Use and Profit: Mandrakes, Charms, Bezoars, and Love Potions in the Muggle and Wizarding Worldsp. 9
2 - Severus Snape and the Standard Book of Spells: Ancient Tongues in the Wizarding Worldp. 39
3 - Beastly Books and Quick-Quills: Harry Potter and the Making of Medieval Manuscriptsp. 55
4 - Nicolas Flamel: The Alchemist Who Livedp. 73
5 - Why the Statute of Secrecy? Real Historical Oppression of Witches and Wizardsp. 91
Part 2 - After the Statute of Secrecy: Parallel Worldsp. 125
6 - Was Voldemort a Nazi? Death Eater Ideology and National Socialismp. 127
7 - ôMagic is Mightö: How the Wizarding Government Gained Its Powerp. 153
8 - Were the Malfoys Aristocrats? The Decline and Fall of the Pure-Bloodedp. 173
9 - School Ties, House Points, and Quidditch: Hogwarts as a British Boarding Schoolp. 193
10 - Of Marranos and Mudbloods: Harry Potter and the Spanish Inquisitionp. 219
Part 3 - Women and Witches, Werewolves and Muggle-Borns: Magical Hierarchiesp. 243
11 - Witches vs. Women: What Muggles Could Learn from Wizarding Historyp. 245
12 - Marx, Magic, and Muggles: Class Conflict in Harry Potter's Worldp. 269
13 - Hairy Snout, Human Heart? Werewolves in Harry Potter's World and in European Historyp. 293
Hermione Raised Her Hand Again: Wizards Writing Historyp. 309
The Hogwarts Facultyp. 323
Index: Notable Magical Words of Our Timep. 327


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