Cranioklepty

Cranioklepty

Collin Dickey


starting dramatically with the hole of Haydn s grave days after his demise in October 1820, Cranioklepty takes us on a rare historical past of a unusual form of obsession. the need to possess the skulls of the recognized, for learn, on the market, for public (and inner most) demonstrate, seems instinctual and impossible to resist in a few humans. the increase of Phrenology at first of the nineteenth century in simple terms fed that fascination with the idea that genius leaves its mark at the very form of the pinnacle. The after-death tales of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Beethoven, Swedenborg, Sir Thomas Browne and so forth have by no means ahead of been informed in such aspect and vividness. totally illustrated with a few spectacular pictures, it is a interesting and authoritative background of principles carried alongside at the responsible pleasures of an anthology of real-after-life gothic stories.

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