A History of Phantoms, Ghouls, and Other Spirits of the Dead
By (author) P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
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Ghosts by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
Book DescriptionThe ghost experience is a remarkable common one. Ghosts are seen or heard, or their presence is felt in almost every kind of place by almost every kind of person. They appear once, or regularly, with a purpose, or for no apparent reason. They may be friendly, hostile, or peculiar, and seen by one person or several. Most are recognisably human, but some are merely bright lights or animals or even objects. Most are dead, but some are still alive, and a number of people have seen ghosts of themselves. P.G. Maxwell-Stuart's book traces the history of ghost phenomena from the ancient world to the present day and the ways in which people have tried to deal with the hope, the fear, the curiosity, and the disbelief which ghosts have aroused.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752439358
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
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A monumental history of a dangerous profession, exploring witches throughout the British Isles: their identity, magic and the people who employed and suppressed them
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Witch Beliefs and Witch Trials in the Middle Ages, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
Features translations of primary documents of a crucial period in the development of attitudes to witchcraft. This title contributes to our understanding of the witchcraft phenomenon in the Middle Ages.
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Author Biography - P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
P. G. Maxwell-Stuart is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of St. Andrews and is an acknowledged expert on the occult. His other books include Witch Hunters (Tempus 2005), Witchcraft: A History (Tempus 2004), Wizards: A History (Tempus 2004), An Abundance of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch Hunt (Tempus 2005), The Occult in Early Modern Europe: A Documentary History, and Satan's Conspiracy: Magic & Witchcraft in Sixteenth Century Scotland. He lives in St. Andrews.
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