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Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living & the Dead in Medieval Society (1999)

“Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society” by Jean-Claude Schmitt, and translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

Through this vivid 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 color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture.

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