Seasonal Special

Halloween Special: Medieval Ghost Stories

Apocalypse, Death on a Pale Horse

This episode is a Halloween special full of medieval ghost, revenant, and Wild Hunt stories from the 11th and 12th centuries, featuring Orderic Vitalis, Thietmar of Merseburg, William of Newburgh, and, briefly representing the 6th-century, Gregory of Tours. Enjoy! (MP3)

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  • Schmitt, Jean-Claude. Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society. The University of Chicago Press, 1998.

  • Shinners, John, ed. Medieval Popular Religion, 1000-1500 (2nd Edition). Broadview Press, 2007.

  • Vitalis, Ordericus. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy. Bohn, 1854. 

  • Warner, David A, ed. Ottonian Germany: The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg. Manchester University Press, 2001. 

  • Widukind of Corvey. Deeds of the Saxons. Catholic University of America Press, 2014.