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Appearances of the Dead: A Cultural History of Ghosts

Finucane, Ronald C.

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ISBN 10: 0879752386 / ISBN 13: 9780879752385
Published by Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, U.S.A., 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A clean, crisp, hardcover copy in very good condition; light shelf wear, several lightly creased page tips. Good DJ in mylar cover; sunning at spine and top edge, faint edge wear includes one short tear and chip (1/4" + --). Bookseller Inventory # 021708

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Title: Appearances of the Dead: A Cultural History ...

Publisher: Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Throughout history, people have reported seeing "ghosts." But the Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece, or in medieval Europe. In Appearances of the Dead, R.C. Finucane surveys reports of ghosts from ancient Greece, the early Christian era, The Reformation, The Victorian age, through the twentieth century. He asks such questions as :How have the physical aspects claimed for ghosts varied from age to age? What differences are there in the functions and intentions ascribed to ghosts? How have the changes in the more general beliefs , in religion and science, in particular, influenced the perception of ghosts?

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