Skip to content

Click for full-size.

Magic and Fetishism Paperback / softback - 2012

by Alfred C. Haddon

  • New
  • Paperback
$12.31 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 14 to 21 days

More Shipping Options
Ships from The Saint Bookstore (Merseyside, United Kingdom)
30-Day Return Guarantee | Ask Seller a Question


Paperback / softback. New. In this work, published in 1910, anthropologist A. C. Haddon (1855-1940) turns his expertise to folk religion, exploring magical and fetishistic practices from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. A useful introduction to its topic, it is also an important work in the history of modern anthropology.

About The Saint Bookstore Merseyside, United Kingdom

Biblio member since 2018
Seller rating: This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.

The Saint Bookstore specialises in hard to find titles & also offers delivery worldwide for reasonable rates.

Terms of Sale: Refunds or Returns: A full refund of the price paid will be given if returned within 30 days in undamaged condition. If the product is faulty, we may send a replacement.

Browse books from The Saint Bookstore


  • Title Magic and Fetishism
  • Author Alfred C. Haddon
  • Binding Paperback / softback
  • Edition Reissue
  • Condition New
  • Pages 112
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press
  • Date 2012-06-14
  • Bookseller's Inventory # B9781108044424
  • ISBN 9781108044424 / 1108044425
  • Weight 0.33 lbs (0.15 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.27 in (21.59 x 13.97 x 0.69 cm)
  • Themes
    • Topical: New Age
  • Dewey Decimal Code 133.4

From the publisher

'A pioneer of modern anthropology', A. C. Haddon (1855-1940) contributed to the fields of embryology and evolutionary science before turning his interests to human civilisation and its history. In this work, first published in 1910, Haddon makes use of his wide-ranging knowledge of folk rituals and religious beliefs to introduce readers to basic principles of sympathetic magic, divination, talismanic powers and fetishism. A strong believer in the importance of preserving local religious practices and beliefs, Haddon uses the work to document customs from Britain to West Africa, America to Australia. Topics include forms of contagious magic, premised on a mutual influence between objects; amulets and talismans; magical names and words; and divination. In the second portion of the book, devoted to fetishism, Haddon offers an authoritative description of the fetish as a 'habitation, temporary or permanent, of a spiritual being', establishing basic definitions for an important field of cultural research.