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Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies

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Strongly recommended. M R JAMES NEWSLETTER Stories of restless spirits returning from the afterlife are as old as storytelling. In medieval Europe ghosts, nightstalkers and unearthly visitors from parallel worlds had been in circulation since before the coming of Christianity. Here is a collection of ghostly encounters from medieval romances, monastic chronicles, sagas and ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 19th 2006 by Boydell Press (first published May 1st 1901)
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E.C. Ambrose
I discovered this book on the recommendation of a scholar who presented a paper about revenants (roaming dead) in Medieval England at this year's Kalamazoo Medieval Congress. Since this is a topic near to my heart, in more ways than one :-) I picked up a copy at the publisher's booth.

This book gives some great insight into the role of the supernatural in the lives of people around the turn of the first millennium, up to the 1300's. It is well-organized by topics including: Ghosts and Monks, Ghos
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Esme Cowles
Very dense, but insightful. Well organized to highlight the editor's focus on themes of ghost depiction very different from modern conceptions.
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