Thursday, March 28, 2019


Making the Dead Speak

Alexander Murray, Suicide in the Middle Ages, Vol. I: The Violent against Themselves (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 4:
There was once a discipline, taught in books and assigned to professionals, whose aim was to conjure dead people to life and make them speak. It was called necromancy. Its function has long passed to historians, whose method is now the only one recognized.
Related post: Blood for the Ghosts.

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