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Afterlives : the return of the dead in the Middle Ages / Nancy Mandeville Caciola.

Caciola, Nancy, 1963-
Date
2016
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Publication/Creation

Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016.
©2016.

Physical description

xvi, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

Introduction -- Part 1: Imagining mortality. Mors, a critical biography ; Diagnosing death -- Part 2: Corporeal revenants. Revenants, resurrection, and burnt sacrifice ; The Ancient army of the undead ; Flesh and bone : the semiotics of mortality -- Part 3: The disembodied dead. Psychopomps, oracles, and spirit mediums ; Spectral possession -- Conclusion.

Languages

  • English



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ISBN

  • 9781501702617
  • 1501702610