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Ghosts A Haunted History

Author: Lisa Morton
Publisher: London Reaktion Books 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Morton
ISBN: 9781780235172 1780235178
OCLC Number: 931960813
Description: 210 Seiten
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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What exactly is a ghost? Are poltergeists, wraiths and revenants technically ghosts? How does 'ghost' relate to 'soul'? And how many different kinds of ghost are there? Ghosts: A Supernatural History  Read more...

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'Lisa Morton's brisk, handsomely illustrated Ghosts: A Haunted History canters through millennia of supposed uncanny interruptions with a kind of puckish scepticism ... Morton excels at presenting us Read more...

 
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