Harry Potter and History
Original title: Harry Potter et l’Histoire. Alchimies historiques !
Are the pure-bloods a reflection of the Normans of 1066? Is Voldemort an absolutist monarch on a quest for restoration? Is Dumbledore, more than a druid philosopher, the figure of the archbishop?
Since its appearance in 2001, Harry Potter has not only attracted millions of readers, but has also become an icon of pop culture! Fans have grown up with and still have a deep admiration for J.K Rowling’s work.
On top of being a literary series with global success, Harry Potter has become an inspiration to researchers.
Here, Damien Bridonneau shares his findings on the inspiration J.K. Rowling has drawn from historical myths, previously hidden under the woodwork of Hogwarts.
The author, a true erudite, offers you new perspectives of reading the book series to rediscover Harry Potter as a reflection of the history of England!