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Ghosts in the Middle Ages : Living and the Dead in Medieval Society - Jean-Claude Schmitt

Ghosts in the Middle Ages

Living and the Dead in Medieval Society

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780226738888
Number Of Pages: 290

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Through this vivid study, Jean-Claude Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other during the middle ages. Schmitt also discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore. Including numerous color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture.
"Valuable and highly readable. . . . "Ghosts in the Middle Ages"] will be of interest to many students of medieval thought and culture, but especially to those seeking a general overview of this particularly conspicuous aspect of the medieval remembrance of the dead."--Hans Peter Broedel, "Medieval Review"
"A fascinating study of the growing prevalence of ghost imagery in ecclesiastical and popular writing from the fifth to the fifteenth century."--"Choice"

Translator's Note Author's
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Rejection of Ghosts
Dreaming of the Dead
The Invasion of Ghosts
The Marvelous Dead
Hellequin's Hunt
The Imaginary Tamed?
The Dead and Power
Time, Space, and Society
Describing Ghosts
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780226738888
ISBN-10: 0226738884
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition