Treasure Hunts in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Magical Treasure Hunting in Europe and North America : A History
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England ; New York, NY
The first comprehensive history of magical treasure hunting from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, revealing a magical universe of treasure spirits, and wizards who tried to deal with them. Combining history and anthropology, this study sees treasure hunting as an expression of shifting economic mentalities and changing ideas about history.