Through this study, Jean-Claude Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other during the Middle Ages. Schmitt also discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore. Including numerous colour reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a look at medieval culture.
The rejection of ghosts; dreaming of the dead; the invasion of ghosts; the marvelous dead; Hellequin's hunt; the imaginary tamed?; the dead and power; time, space, and society; describing ghosts.
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