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Ghosts : a Haunted History.

Author: Lisa Morton
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From that cheerful puff of smoke known as Casper to the hunkiest potter living or dead, Sam Wheat, there is probably no more iconic entity in supernatural history than the ghost. And these are just recent examples. From the earliest writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh to today's ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every culture in human history. In this book, Lisa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morton, Lisa.
Ghosts : A Haunted History.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Morton
ISBN: 9781780235370 1780235372
OCLC Number: 914433148
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages)
Contents: Cover; Ghosts: A Haunted History; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. What Are (and Are Not) Ghosts?; 2. Lands of the Dead: Early Sightings; 3. Rattling Chains and White Sheets: Ghosts in the Western World; 4. Hungry Ghosts: The Eastern World; 5. La Llorona and Dreamtime: Ghosts in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere; 6. The Quest for Evidence: The Ghost and Science; 7. From King Richard to Paranormal Activity: The Ghost in Literature, Film and Popular Culture; Conclusion: The Ubiquitous Ghost; References; Select Bibliography; Acknowledgements and Photo Acknowledgements; Index.

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From that cheerful puff of smoke known as Casper to the hunkiest potter living or dead, Sam Wheat, there is probably no more iconic entity in supernatural history than the ghost. And these are just recent examples. From the earliest writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh to today's ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every culture in human history. In this book, Lisa Morton uses her scholarly prowess-more powerful than any proton pack-to wrangle together history's most enduring ghosts into an entertaining and comprehensive look at what otherwise.

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