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The Resource The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters, edited by Scott G. Bruce

The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters, edited by Scott G. Bruce

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The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters
Title
The Penguin book of the undead
Title remainder
fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Scott G. Bruce
Title variation
Book of the undead
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dead rise again in a spine-tingling collection of ghostly visitations through the ages, recorded in historical narratives, theological texts and personal letters from more than 1,500 years, showing the evolution of our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living
Summary
Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living—and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife
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10532675
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
133.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bruce, Scott G.
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Ghosts
  • Vampires
  • Zombies
  • Supernatural
Target audience
adult
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fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters
Label
The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters, edited by Scott G. Bruce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient apparitions. Greek and Roman remains ; Odysseus in the house of death ; Pliny contemplates the existence of ghosts ; A mistress of the graves ; Early Christian hauntings ; Speaking with the dead in the Hebrew scriptures ; A ghost upon the waters ; Dreaming of the dead ; The discernment of the saints -- The autopsy of souls in late ancient thought. Evodius's inquiry: going forth from the body, who are we? ; Augustine's rejection of ghosts ; Pope Gregory the Great: how can the living help the dead? -- The ecology of the otherworld in dark age Europe. The vision of Barontus ; Dryhthelm returns from the dead -- Spectral servants of the church. Imperial torments ; Cluny and the feast of All Souls ; A lesbian ghost ; The haunting of the cloister ; Warnings to the living -- Night is the dead's dominion. Spirits of malice ; The blackened hearts of Stapenhill ; the evil Welshman ; Rampaging revenants -- The ghosts of war. Terror in Tonnerre ; Hellequin's horde ; An army white as snow -- Northern horrors. The ravenous dead ; Old ghosts, new laws -- Strange tales of mystery and terror. Recreation for an emperor ; The ghosts of Byland Abbey -- The reformation of the wraiths. Of ghostes and spirites walking by nyght ; When night draws swiftly darkling on -- Haunting the wings. The torments of Tantalus ; Hamlet, remember me
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 295 pages
Isbn
9780143107682
Lccn
2016012232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380256
Label
The Penguin book of the undead : fifteen hundred years of supernatural encounters, edited by Scott G. Bruce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient apparitions. Greek and Roman remains ; Odysseus in the house of death ; Pliny contemplates the existence of ghosts ; A mistress of the graves ; Early Christian hauntings ; Speaking with the dead in the Hebrew scriptures ; A ghost upon the waters ; Dreaming of the dead ; The discernment of the saints -- The autopsy of souls in late ancient thought. Evodius's inquiry: going forth from the body, who are we? ; Augustine's rejection of ghosts ; Pope Gregory the Great: how can the living help the dead? -- The ecology of the otherworld in dark age Europe. The vision of Barontus ; Dryhthelm returns from the dead -- Spectral servants of the church. Imperial torments ; Cluny and the feast of All Souls ; A lesbian ghost ; The haunting of the cloister ; Warnings to the living -- Night is the dead's dominion. Spirits of malice ; The blackened hearts of Stapenhill ; the evil Welshman ; Rampaging revenants -- The ghosts of war. Terror in Tonnerre ; Hellequin's horde ; An army white as snow -- Northern horrors. The ravenous dead ; Old ghosts, new laws -- Strange tales of mystery and terror. Recreation for an emperor ; The ghosts of Byland Abbey -- The reformation of the wraiths. Of ghostes and spirites walking by nyght ; When night draws swiftly darkling on -- Haunting the wings. The torments of Tantalus ; Hamlet, remember me
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 295 pages
Isbn
9780143107682
Lccn
2016012232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380256

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