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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Throughout history, people have reported seeing ghosts. But a Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece.

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Charles C. Finucane (September 6, 1905 – November 7, 1983) was an American government official, and banking and investments executive. Finucane was born in Spokane, Washington and attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut

Charles C. Finucane was born in Spokane, Washington and attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. He received an engineering degree in 1928 from Sheffield School, Yale University. He served as vice-president and then president of Sweeny Investment Company while also serving as an officer in the .

This book was first published in 1942 as a tribute to Irish-born RAF fighter pilot and flying ace, Brendan Finucane. Books related to Wing Commander Paddy Finucane (Brendan Finucane) . The Secret Scripture. Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians.

The ghost of a pirate, from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates (1903). Finucane, R. C. (1984). Appearances of the Dead: A Cultural History of Ghosts. pp. 4, 16. ISBN 978-0879752385. A widespread belief concerning ghosts is that they are composed of a misty, airy, or subtle material. Belief in ghosts is found in all cultures around the world, and thus ghost stories may be passed down.

Throughout history, people have reported seeing "ghosts. But a Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece, or in medieval Europe. Finucane surveys reports of ghosts from ancient Greece, the early Christian era, the Reformation, the Victorian age, and through the twentieth century. He asks such questions as: How have the physical aspects claimed for ghosts varied from age to age? What differences are there in the functions and intentions ascribed to ghosts?

I have not been sleeping. I am preparing to publish a new book, "The Ghost of Christmas Past," an NYPD cold case with a firefighter touch

The Author of When The Bronx Burned, The Usual,, Tomorrow, Mickey, Tomorrow and No Irish Need Apply. I have not been sleeping. I am preparing to publish a new book, "The Ghost of Christmas Past," an NYPD cold case with a firefighter touch. Also, lookout for "Decade of Fire," a one-hour and fifteen minute documentary about the burning of the South Bronx in the 1960s,and 1970s during which several hundred people were burned out.

But the Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece, or in medieval . In Appearances of the Dead, .

But the Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece, or in medieval Europe. Finucane surveys reports of ghosts from ancient Greece, the early Christian era, The Reformation, The Victorian age, through the twentieth century. He asks such questions as :How have the physical aspects claimed for ghosts varied from age to age? What differences are there in the functions and intentions ascribed to ghosts?

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See all books authored by Ronald C. Appearances of the Dead. The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles. Appearances of the Dead: Cultural History of Ghosts. Soldiers of the Faith: Crusaders and Moslems at War.

Ronald Charles Finucane, American history educator. Certified teacher, California. The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles by Richard C. Finucane (1-Feb-2000) Paperback. A0W8C/?tag prabook0b-20.

Throughout history, people have reported seeing "ghosts." But a Victorian ghost is in many respects a very different phenomenon from a ghost in Classical Greece, or in medieval Europe. Finucane surveys reports of ghosts from ancient Greece, the early Christian era, the Reformation, the Victorian age, and through the twentieth century. He asks such questions as: How have the physical aspects claimed for ghosts varied from age to age? What differences are there in the functions and intentions ascribed to ghosts? How have the changes in more general beliefsin religion and science, in particularinfluenced the perception of ghosts? Drawing on primary sources from all periods and cultures, Finucane addresses this topic in its full breadth.

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Wymefw
A broad, but entertaining, overview of how concept of "ghost" changed from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. Dr. Finucane's theory is that the ghost fills a social and cultural need. The Greek ghosts were insubstantial, "gibbering and squeaking". Roman ghosts were generally annoyed at being disturbed by the living. Medieval ghosts helped to form ideas of purgatory and reinforce the Church's authority. Ghosts helped to reassure the Victorians that there really WAS an afterlife.
The book was published in 1996, but apparently written in the '80's. It's too bad there isn't a new edition dealing with all of the "reality" ghost shows!
Cogelv
How have apparitions of the dead appeared in Western culture over the centuries? How has that appearance changed? Why has that appearance changed? These were the questions Ronald C. Finucane tackled in his book Ghosts: Appearances of the Dead and Cultural Formation, and the answers he found may surprise you. Most academics would probably dismiss a study like this, since the supernatural is not a "serious subject," or at least, not one to be taken seriously. But as Finucane explained, "Even though ghosts or apparitions may exist only in the minds of their percipients, the fact of that existence is a social and historical reality: the phenomena represent man's inner universe just as his art and poetry do (1)."

Beginning in the Classical Era of Greece and Rome and ending in the twentieth century, Finucane carefully dissected the cultural phenomenon of ghosts. Not surprisingly, he found that ghosts have changed over the millennia. Their appearance, their purpose, and their mode of communication with the living have all undergone important transformations.

For instance, in ancient Greece, the spirits of the dead were seen as passive and fleeting. Only in the Classical Era did they emerge from the underworld to torment the living. In the later Middle Ages, ghosts were everywhere--walking among the living like any other member of society. The danse macabre portrayed death as a daily companion and the ultimate social equalizer. In the early modern world, ghosts appeared as disembodied limbs to interfere in the daily life of their living relatives. And, finally, in our time, they have taken on a more vaporous and indifferent quality.

Contrary to an earlier period, the author noted that in the Victorian era ghosts seemed to have no purpose whatsoever. "Most Victorian ghosts were perceived as having nothing to say about buried treasure, murders, revenge, legacies, and most participants evidently felt no need to provide a resolution to this puzzle," he wrote (212).

One point with which I find myself in disagreement is the author's contention that ghosts haven't changed very much since Victorian times. He insisted that contemporary ghosts are also purposeless, remote, and usually of anonymous origins. Nothing could be further from the truth, in my opinion. Crisis apparitions, in which family members are seen shortly before or after their deaths, are among the most common ghost sightings today. Further-more, ghosts are often said to return to "ease the anxiety of a loved one" or to remind the viewers of a tragic incident. Those two examples might be different from a ghost pointing out buried treasure, but they are purposes none the less.

The idea that the appearance of the dead is tied to human cultural experience is an important one. For instance, it just might answer the question of why ghosts wear clothes, or why ghosts used to be burdened by chains but are no longer. Most importantly, it suggests that ghosts are more a part of the human experience than we generally assume. Ghosts have been with us since the most ancient of times, and cultural archeology shows us that they are an fundamental part of our inner world. Ronald C. Finucane, a professor of medieval history at Oakland University in Rochester, Minnesota, has written a wonderful book that I think everyone interested in ghosts should read.
Xal
Not my taste in books
ndup
This is perhaps the most exhaustive, scholarly account of ghosts yet written. In a meticulous (yet somewhat dry) style, Finucane makes a strong argument that ghosts - as we know them - are psychological and cultural expressions, much like our art. Finucane does not try to "debunk" the existence of ghosts; rather, he gives lucid examples of how apparitions (and our perceptions of them) have evolved as mankind has evolved.Though his writing is a bit stodgy, Finucane's book is nevertheless compelling reading for anyone with a more-than-passing interest in ghosts and other cultural phenmenon. Well worth the read.
Ghosts download epub
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Author: R. C. Finucane
ISBN: 1573920681
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Prometheus Books; 2nd edition (June 1, 1996)
Pages: 232 pages