Book :: Possession

By: A.S. Byatt
Pages: 555
Published: 1990
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Award(s): Man Booker Prize (1990)
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Among primitive races, in antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. This volume is a survey of the history of possession from the most ancient times down to the present day and in all countries of the inhabited globe, together with an analysis of its nature and relationship to other phenomena, such as hysteria and the manifestations of spiritualism. The subject treated is a very fascinating...

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Read this travelling around Greece, Turkey and Israel. Perfect reading journey!

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