The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts

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Overview

This book examines the social history of ghosts from the medieval period to the present. Belief in them has been manipulated for political and religious purposes, generated social panics and scandals, been a perennial source of literary inspiration and learned investigation. Underpinning Davies' approach is the awareness that for all the intellectual and scientific advances of the last five centuries the belief in ghosts continues to be vibrant and socially relevant. Understanding the history of ghosts helps explain why we continue to feel haunted by the people of the past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230237100
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,166,860
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

OWEN DAVIES is Reader in Social History at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Table of Contents

Seeing Ghosts
• Geography of Haunting
• Purpose
• Malicious Spirits
• Ghost Hunters
• Impersonating Ghosts
• Debating Ghosts
• Explaining Away
• Ghosts Abroad
• The Future for Ghosts

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