Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

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Taylor & Francis, 15 באוק׳ 2004 - 216 עמודים

Strange Histories presents a serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European and North American history and explains how they made sense to people living at the time.

Using case studies from the Middle Ages and the early modern period, this book provides fascinating insights into the world-view of a vanished age and shows how such occurences fitted in quite naturally with the "common sense" of the time. Explanations of these phenomena, riveting and ultimately rational, encourage further reflection on what shapes our beliefs today.

What made reasonable, educated men and women behave in ways that seem utterly nonsensical to us today? This question and many more are answered in the fascinating book.

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Strange histories: the trial of the pig, the walking dead, and other matters of fact from the medieval and Renaissance worlds

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Despite the spooky title and cover art, this is not a collection of Gothic ghost stories or fireside tales. These accounts of pre-modern beliefs (spanning the late Middle Ages to the late 17th century ... קרא סקירה מלאה

מידע על המחבר (2004)

Darren Oldridge is a lecturer in history at University College Worcester. He is the editor of The WItchcraft Reader.

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