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Afterlives : the return of the dead in the Middle Ages

Author: Nancy Caciola
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simultaneously real and unreal, the dead are people, yet they are not. The society of medieval Europe developed a rich set of imaginative traditions about death and the afterlife, using the dead as a point of entry for thinking about the self, regeneration, and loss. These macabre preoccupations are evident in the widespread popularity of stories about the returned dead, who interacted with the living both as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
History
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Caciola, Nancy, 1963-
Afterlives.
Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015041806
(OCoLC)927381816
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Caciola
ISBN: 9781501703478 1501703471
OCLC Number: 986874305
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Imagining mortality --
Mors, a critical biography --
Diagnosing death --
Corporeal revenants --
Revenants, resurrection, and burnt sacrifice --
The hellequin and the burning ones --
Flesh and bone: the semiotics of mortality --
The disembodied dead --
Psychopomps, oracles, and spirit mediums --
Spectral possession.
Responsibility: Nancy Mandeville Caciola.

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In Afterlives, Nancy Mandeville Caciola explores this extraordinary phenomenon of the living's relationship with the dead in Europe during the five hundred years after the year...  Read more...

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