Appearances of the Dead: A Cultural History of Ghosts - R. C. FinucaneLondon: Junction Books, 1982, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners' name to the half-title page.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “Ghosts have been seen by people at all periods. But a Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece, or in medieval Europe. This unique book surveys the whole history of our reports of ghosts — asking such questions as: how do the physical aspects claimed for ghosts vary from age to age? What differences are there in the functions and intentions ascribed to ghosts? How have changes in more general beliefs (about religion and science, in particular) influenced the perception of ghosts? For the first time a professional historian, drawing on primary documents of all periods and cultures, addresses this topic in its full breadth.”