Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 7, 2014

    Karelia Stetz-Waters: IMG The Hot Sex Tip Cosmo Won't Tell You



    Cosmopolitan Magazine recently released an article titled "28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions." Where was this vital information when I was a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse World History- Medieval and Renaissance

This title in other editions

Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society

by

Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

This study 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. It discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors, and monastic visions and folklore.

About the Author

Teresa Lavender Fagan is a freelance translator living in Chicago; she has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press and other publishers.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note

Author's Acknowledgments

Introduction

Ch. 1: The Rejection of Ghosts

Ch. 2: Dreaming of the Dead

Ch. 3: The Invasion of Ghosts

Ch. 4: The Marvelous Dead

Ch. 5: Hellequin's Hunt

Ch. 6: The Imaginary Tamed?

Ch. 7: The Dead and Power

Ch. 8: Time, Space, and Society

Ch. 9: Describing Ghosts

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226738888
Translator:
Fagan, Teresa Lavender
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Fagan, Teresa Lavender
Author:
Schmitt, Jean-Claude
Author:
Fagan, Teresa Lavender
Location:
Chicago, Ill. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Religious thought
Subject:
Ghosts in literature.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
1306909
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 color plates, 3 halftones
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in... Used Trade Paper $14.95
  2. The Savage Wars of Peace New Trade Paper $57.95
  3. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big... Used Trade Paper $13.50
  5. The Making of Europe: Conquest,... New Mass Market $20.50
  6. Precolonial Black Africa Used Trade Paper $10.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Metaphysics » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.25 In Stock
Product details 298 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226738888 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This study 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. It discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors, and monastic visions and folklore.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.