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By Nancy Reagin

A advisor to the heritage at the back of the area of Harry Potter
Harry Potter lives in an international that's either magical and ancient. Hogwarts students journey an old style steam educate to college, notes are taken on parchment with quill pens, and Muggle legends come to lifestyles within the kind of werewolves, witches, and magical spells. This booklet is the 1st to discover the true background within which Harry's international is rooted.
Did you recognize that bezoars and mandrakes have been stylish luxurious goods for hundreds of years? learn the way Europeans first built the potions, spells, and charms taught at Hogwarts, from Avada Kedavra to like charms. find out how the eu prosecution of witches ended in the Statute of Secrecy, meet the true Nicholas Flamel, see how the Malfoys stack up opposed to Muggle English aristocrats, and evaluate the background of the wizarding international to real-life history.
• promises the ancient backdrop to Harry Potter's world
• Covers subject matters starting from how genuine British boarding colleges examine to Hogwarts to how parchment, quills, and scrolls utilized in the wizarding global have been made
• encompasses a timeline evaluating the historical past of the wizarding international to Muggle "real" history
Filled with attention-grabbing evidence and heritage, Harry Potter and History is a necessary significant other for each Harry Potter fan.

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Half-Blood Prince, 213 It was during this time, [. ] that Iseult, the wily queen, set about compounding in a small glass vessel a virulent love-potion, designed and intended with exacting artifice to have this certain power—with whomever one should share it, that person, involuntarily, must one desire above all else, and so the other in return. indd 28 3/26/11 8:42:42 AM MAGIC FOR DAILY USE AND PROFIT 29 awkward, plain, pureblood girl, would have used a love potion to change the mind of Tom Riddle senior, whom she so decidedly fancied.

That Iseult, the wily queen, set about compounding in a small glass vessel a virulent love-potion, designed and intended with exacting artifice to have this certain power—with whomever one should share it, that person, involuntarily, must one desire above all else, and so the other in return. indd 28 3/26/11 8:42:42 AM MAGIC FOR DAILY USE AND PROFIT 29 awkward, plain, pureblood girl, would have used a love potion to change the mind of Tom Riddle senior, whom she so decidedly fancied. It seems odd that to achieve a change of heart in the man she adored, the smitten Merope seems to have the choice between two rather different means: one a curse that would have assured her a cell in Azkaban (or even a kiss from an entirely different creature); and the other a potion that was, although Dumbledore concedes that Merope was “enslaving [her husband] by magical means,” generally presented in the Harry Potter series as a tool the Weasley twins sell for jokes and pranks, with the worst outcome of its use in Harry’s circle usually being embarrassment (or, in Merope’s case, the birth of Lord Voldemort) (HBP, 120).

The answer lies in the history of Western religion—which is to say, the history of magic, because they are one and the same. Christianity was a religion born among people who spoke Aramaic and wrote Greek. Why and how did Latin come to be so important in Western religion? The answer is not a theological one, but a political one. Hocus Pocus The Roman Empire was the ruling power for several centuries before and after the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and as the empire became Christian, it translated the sacred texts of its newly adopted religion into its own language: Latin.

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