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Cranioklepty : grave robbing and the search for genius

Author: Colin Dickey
Publisher: [Denver, Colo.] : Unbridled Books, ©2009.
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The afterdeath stories of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Beethoven, Swedenborg, Sir Thomas Browne and many others have never before been told in such detail and vividness. Fully illustrated with some surprising images, this is a fascinating and authoritative history of ideas carried along on the guilty pleasures of an anthology of realafterlife gothic tales. Beginning dramatically with the opening of Haydn's grave in  Read more...
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Dickey, Colin.
Cranioklepty.
[Denver, Colo.] : Unbridled Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2009018527
(OCoLC)320493091
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Dickey
ISBN: 9781936071104 193607110X
OCLC Number: 538937431
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Mapping the invisible --
The music lover --
"So was she, so she is now" --
The golden lyre --
"All the ferrets were set in motion" --
"The riddle-filled book of destiny" --
The new science --
Skulduggery --
The brainowner and his skull --
Fragments of a mystery --
A city of corpses --
Scientific Golgothas --
A measure of fame --
Some last pathetic quibbling --
Homo renaissancus --
Homecomings --
Rival skulls --
The ruined bridges to the past --
Hoaxes and ringers --
The end of the end of the story.
Responsibility: Colin Dickey.

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The afterdeath stories of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Beethoven, Swedenborg, Sir Thomas Browne and many others have never before been told in such detail and vividness. Fully illustrated with some surprising images, this is a fascinating and authoritative history of ideas carried along on the guilty pleasures of an anthology of realafterlife gothic tales. Beginning dramatically with the opening of Haydn's grave in October 1820, cranioklepty takes us on an extraordinary history of a peculiar kind of obsession. The desire to own the skulls of the famous, for study, for sale, for public (and priva.

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