Book ID: CBB378940143

Haunted Britain: Spiritualism, Psychical Research and the Great War (2023)


Kyle Falcon (Author)

Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2023
Physical Details: 336
Language: English

The Great War haunted the British Empire. Shell shocked soldiers relived the war's trauma through waking nightmares consisting of mutilated and grotesque figures. Modernist writers released memoirs condemning the war as a profane and disenchanting experience. Yet British and Dominion soldiers and their families also read prophecies about the coming new millennium, experimented with séances, and claimed to see the ghosts of their loved ones in dreams and in photographs. On the battlefields, they had premonitions and attributed their survival to angelic, psychic, or spiritual forces. For many, the war was an enchanting experience that offered proof of another world and the transcendental properties of the mind. Between 1914 and 1939, an array of ghosts lived in the minds of British subjects as they navigated the shocking toll that death in modern war exerted in their communities.

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Authors & Contributors
Leporiere, Lorenzo
Alvarado, Carlos S.
Susan R. Grayzel
David Armando
Pierroberto Scaramella
Maraldi, Everton de Oliveira
History of Psychiatry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Science in Context
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
History Workshop Journal
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Chicago Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Cornell University Press
Cambridge University Press
Occult sciences
Parapsychology; psychic phenomena
Medicine and religion
Lang, Andrew
Wallace, Alfred Russel
Palladino, Eusapia
Myers, Frederic William Henry
Lodge, Oliver
Flournoy, Théodore
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
20th century
Great Britain
Naples (Italy)
United States
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Society for Psychical Research

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