Kresge Library

History Comes Alive Series

faith and fraud imageRonald C. Finucane will present a lecture on "The Victorian Seance: Faith and Fraud in the Late 19th Century" on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 7 pm in the Oakland Center, Rooms 128-130 (campus map). Among the foremost medieval scholars of our time, Professor Finucane is the author of four landmark studies of medieval history. His most recent book, The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles (1997), was reprinted in paperback in 2000.

Books by Mr Finucane at the Kresge Library:

  • Miracles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England (London and Totowa, 1977, republished in paperback, N.Y., 1995, 1996). A History Book Club selection.
  • Appearances of the Dead: A Cultural History of Ghosts (London, 1982, N.Y., 1984); republished in paperback as Ghosts: Appearances of the Dead & Cultural Transformation (N.Y., 1996). Published in Italy as Fantasmi: Apparizioni e transfigurazioni cultturali (Roma, 1997).
  • Soldiers of the Faith: Crusaders and Moslems at War (London, 1982, N.Y., 1983). A History Book Club selection. Reprinted as a paperback, 2001.
  • The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles (N.Y., 1997); reprinted as a paperback in 2000.

Related Articles*:

  • Gaskill, Malcolm (2001). Britain's last witch. History Today 51(5), p. 6
  • Stanford, Peter (2002) Knock, knock. Who's there? A dead man's spirit. New Statesman 131, p. 32
  • Wiseman, Richard, et al (2003). Belief in the paranormal and suggestion in the seance room. The British Journal of Psychology 94(3), p. 285.
  • Wiseman, Richard, et al (1999). The psychology of the seance, from experiment to drama. The Skeptical inquirer, 23(2), p 30.

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