Ghosts In The Middle Ages

Author: Jean-Claude Schmitt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226738888
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Schmitt argues that beliefs and the imaginary depend above all on the structures and functioning of society and culture, and he shows how the Christian culture of the Middle Ages enlarged the notion of ghosts and created many opportunities ...

The Ghost Story From The Middle Ages To The 20th Century

Author: Helen Conrad-O'Briain
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
ISBN: 9781846822391
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Beginning with the ghost story of popular report and following the form into prints as the local expands to the global, these essays trace the movement from the almost palpable manifestations of traditional ghosts to the psychological ...


Author: Ronald C. Finucane
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What differences are there in the functions and intentions ascribed to ghosts? How have the changes in more general beliefs - in religion and science, in particular - influenced the perception of ghosts?

Christian Iconography Or The History Of Christian Art In The Middle Ages

Author: Adolphe Napoléon Didron
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J It may, perhaps, be possible to assign the absence of the Holy Ghost from the
various painted and sculptured figures which have just been noticed, to a cause
widely different either from forgetfulness or ill-will. Such representations, which,
during the middle ages, were extremely frequent, are identical in every feature,
excepting only the absence of the third Divine person, with those in which the
three are united, and which we call Trinities. Still, when the These outrages
offered to the ...

Medieval Ghost Stories

Author: Andrew Joynes
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843832690
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The absence of any specific genre of ghost story during the Middle Ages means
that there is perhaps the danger of 'over-classifying' the ghostly occurrences and
supernatural incidents which feature in medieval literature. By the late Middle
Ages, European literature itself consisted of a number of different strands which,
increasingly, were being written in vernacular languages rather than in Latin, but
all of which drew upon interlocking and related traditions. For instance, just as the

The Place Of The Dead

Author: Bruce Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645188
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4 Spirits seeking bodies: death, possession and communal memory in the Middle
Ages Nancy Caciola What of those shades of the dead who lacked a proper
place? In the following pages I discuss the displaced dead who wandered,
restlessly, through the imaginations of late medieval urban communities. Their
memories - and, according to the texts I shall discuss, their ghosts - lingered on
amidst the community of the living; searching out, and sometimes finding, a
physical place in ...

Ghosts On The Roof

Author: Whittaker Chambers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351517597
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Whittaker Chambers is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history a former Communist spy who left the party, testified against Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and wrote a classic ...

Spectres Of The Self

Author: Shane McCorristine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139788825
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1 The haunted mind, 1750–1850 Ghosts reformed The ghost had a purpose and
a place in medieval society. Its purpose was generallyto return to the terrene
world to urge sinners to repent, to request prayers be saidfor the benefit of the
souls of the departed, or to counsel the living against specific courses of action in
both everyday mundane affairs and in ecclesiastical disputes. In this, the
repertoire of the ghost as revenant hadremainedrelatively unchanged since the
classical era.1 ...

Printing The Middle Ages

Author: Sian Echard
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812201841
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Ghost. in. the. Machine. Digital. Avatars. of. Medieval. Manuscripts. On June 26,
2001, the British Library threw a party. Among the attendees were TessaJowell,
Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport in the UK, and the pop group
Mediaeval Baebes, at the time famous for bringing medieval music to the masses
. But the real celebrity at the gathering was a book—London, British Library
Additional MS 74236, the Sherborne Missal, a fifteenth-century manuscript
described as ''the ...

Shakespeare And The Middle Ages

Author: Curtis Perry
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191609676
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—The Winter's Tale (1.1.17–18) The Grace of Christ, or the holie Ghost by him
geven dothe take awaie the stonie harte, and geveth an harte of fleshe. —Article
X of 42 Articles Introduction Let's forget about the ghosts that have troubled
Shakespearean theater in recent years. Let's for the moment lay to rest Clarence,
the ghost of Hamlet's father, and other haunted and haunting spirits.1 Such
ghosts are conjured in The Winter's Tale, the subject of my essay, but though they
lend the play ...