Cranioklepty: grave robbing and the search for genius

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Unbridled Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
The after-death stories of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Beethoven, Swedenborg, Sir Thomas Browne and many others have never before been told in such detail and vividness. Fully illustrated with some surprising images, this is a fascinating and authoritative history of ideas carried along on the guilty pleasures of an anthology of real-after-life gothic tales. Beginning dramatically with the opening of Haydn's grave in October 1820, cranioklepty takes us on an extraordinary history of a peculiar kind of obsession. The desire to own the skulls of the famous, for study, for sale, for public (and private) display, seems to be instinctual and irresistible in some people. The rise of phrenology at the beginning of the 19th century only fed that fascination with the belief that genius leaves its mark on the very shape of the head.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781932961867
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9884e5d5-ab1c-5757-d532-cc0e45900f9b
Grouping Title cranioklepty grave robbing and the search for genius
Grouping Author dickey colin
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2017-12-19 00:11:55AM
Last Indexed 2019-10-23 00:43:43AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Dickey, Colin.
author_display Dickey, Colin
available_at_school Overton High
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction
display_description The desire to possess the skulls of the brilliant and famous - for study, for sale, for private or public display - has been a peculiar and irresistible obsession for some people. The lengths they will go to achieve their acquisitions have become a comedies of the grotesque, and true afterlife gothic tales.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 9884e5d5-ab1c-5757-d532-cc0e45900f9b
isbn 9781932961867
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000588927 B00568374 Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction 612.75 DIC 1 false false On Shelf 6F615
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2019-10-23T05:43:43.587Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 612.75 DIC
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Overton High
primary_isbn 9781932961867
publishDate 2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000588927 Book Books English Unbridled Books, 2009. 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000588927 B00568374 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Craniology
Craniometry
Grave robbing -- History
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Phrenology -- history
Skull
title_display Cranioklepty : grave robbing and the search for genius
title_full Cranioklepty : grave robbing and the search for genius / Colin Dickey
title_short Cranioklepty :
title_sub grave robbing and the search for genius
topic_facet Craniology
Craniometry
Grave robbing
History
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Phrenology
Skull
history