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Description - Ghosts by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780752439358
ISBN-10: 0752439359
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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