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

ISBN: 9781134442164

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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  by  Darren Oldridge

Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds by Darren Oldridge
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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 earlyMoreStrange 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 this fascinating book.



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