中世・ルネサンスの西欧人の真面目でおかしな実話体験:豚裁判、歩く死人、その他<br>Strange Histories : The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

中世・ルネサンスの西欧人の真面目でおかしな実話体験:豚裁判、歩く死人、その他
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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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 198 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415404921
  • DDC分類 941

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2004.

Full Description


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. From grisly anecdotes about ghosts, to stories of witches and werewolves, the book uses case studies from the Middle Ages and the early modern period and provides fascinating insights into the world-view of a vanished age. It shows how such occurences fitted in quite naturally with the "common sense" of the time and offers explanations of these riveting and ultimately rational phenomena.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.

Table of Contents

        List of plates                             viii
Preface ix
Introduction: Strange Worlds 1 (19)
Angels on a Pinhead 20 (20)
They Hang Horses, Don't They? 40 (16)
The Roaming Dead 56 (20)
``A Shipwreck of Souls'': Understanding 76 (20)
Witchcraft
Werewolves and Flying Witches 96 (16)
Raptures and Forbidden Words 112 (21)
Suffering Saints 133 (17)
The Case for Killing Heretics 150 (16)
Conclusion: ``The Edge of Wonder'' 166 (10)
Notes 176 (17)
Index 193