For nearly thirty years, during which it has been continuously in print, Jeffrey Russell's A History of Witchcraft has been the one authoritative concise illustrated history of witchcraft. Now, in collaboration with Brooks Alexander, this classic book has been fully revised with additional chapters accompanied by new illustrations. It w includes an analysis of the importance of the Internet and films in the dissemination of witchcraft today, and the potential tensions as a movement that was originally a closed, secretive cult becomes an open, recognized public religion.
Jeffrey B. Russell is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Brooks Alexander is author of Witchcraft Goes Mainstream and has written numerous articles on witchcraft, neo-paganism and other new religious movements.