Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Research and Metapsychics in France, 1853–1931

Note moyenne 4
( 3 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9781421400136: Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Research and Metapsychics in France, 1853–1931

Séances were wildly popular in France between 1850 and 1930, when members of the general public and scholars alike turned to the wondrous as a means of understanding and explaining the world. Sofie Lachapelle explores how five distinct groups attempted to use and legitimize séances: spiritists, who tried to create a new "science" concerned with the spiritual realm and the afterlife; occultists, who hoped to connect ancient revelations with contemporary science; physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists, who developed a pathology of supernatural experiences; psychical researchers, who drew on the unexplained experiences of the public to create a new field of research; and metapsychists, who attempted to develop a new science of yet-to-be understood natural forces.

Lachapelle examines the practices, aims, and level of success of these five disciplines, paying special attention to how they interacted with each other and with the world of mainstream science. Their practitioners regarded mystical phenomena worthy of serious study; most devotees―with notable exceptions of physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists―also meant to challenge conventional science in general and French science in particular. Through these stories, Lachapelle illuminates the lively relationship between science and the supernatural in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France and relates why this relationship ultimately led to the marginalization of psychical research and metapsychics.

An enlightening and entertaining narrative that includes colorful people like "Allan Kardec"―a pseudonymous former mathematics teacher from Lyon who wrote successful works on the science of the séance and what happened after death― Investigating the Supernatural reveals the rich and vibrant diversity of unorthodox beliefs and practices that existed at the borders of the French scientific culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

About the Author :

Sofie Lachapelle is an associate professor of history at the University of Guelph.

Review :

"Interesting, well-researched book."

(Choice)

" Investigating the Supernatural is the product of a great many years of study and makes a solid contribution to a growing field. It will be of interest to scholars in a variety of areas, ranging from French social and religious history to the history of science."

(David Allen Harvey H-France)

"A welcome addition to the growing literature on spiritism, occultism and physical research in modern France."

(Heather Wolffram French History)

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Lachapelle, Sofie
Edité par John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre John Hopkins University Press. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 1421400138

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 27,25
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,01
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

LaChapelle, Sofie
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2011. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire TU-9781421400136

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 36,59
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Lachapelle, Sofie
Edité par Johns Hopkins Univ
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller
(BOONE, NC, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Johns Hopkins Univ. État : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du libraire 2318662

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 45,95
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Sofie LaChapelle
Edité par JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2011)
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2011. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Seances were wildly popular in France between 1850 and 1930, when members of the general public and scholars alike turned to the wondrous as a means of understanding and explaining the world. Sofie Lachapelle explores how five distinct groups attempted to use and legitimize seances: spiritists, who tried to create a new science concerned with the spiritual realm and the afterlife; occultists, who hoped to connect ancient revelations with contemporary science; physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists, who developed a pathology of supernatural experiences; psychical researchers, who drew on the unexplained experiences of the public to create a new field of research; and metapsychists, who attempted to develop a new science of yet-to-be understood natural forces. Lachapelle examines the practices, aims, and level of success of these five disciplines, paying special attention to how they interacted with each other and with the world of mainstream science. Their practitioners regarded mystical phenomena worthy of serious study; most devotees-with notable exceptions of physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists-also meant to challenge conventional science in general and French science in particular. Through these stories, Lachapelle illuminates the lively relationship between science and the supernatural in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France and relates why this relationship ultimately led to the marginalization of psychical research and metapsychics.An enlightening and entertaining narrative that includes colorful people like Allan Kardec -a pseudonymous former mathematics teacher from Lyon who wrote successful works on the science of the seance and what happened after death- Investigating the Supernatural reveals the rich and vibrant diversity of unorthodox beliefs and practices that existed at the borders of the French scientific culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. N° de réf. du libraire BTE9781421400136

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 48,07
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Sofie Lachapelle
Edité par The Johns Hopkins University Press (2011)
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. 1. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1421400138

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 49,01
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Sofie Lachapelle
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2011. Hardcover. État : New. Hardcover. Seances were wildly popular in France between 1850 and 1930, when members of the general public and scholars alike turned to the wondrous as a means of understanding and explaining the wor.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 208 pages. 0.400. N° de réf. du libraire 9781421400136

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 58,12
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Sofie Lachapelle
Edité par Johns Hopkins University Press (2011)
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Edition originale Quantité : 5
Vendeur
European-Media-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Allemagne)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire TV9781421400136

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 68,18
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,99
De Allemagne vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Lachapelle, Sofie
Edité par Johns Hopkins University Press (2011)
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111421400138

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 74,10
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,57
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Lachapelle, Sofie
Edité par Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2011. Hardcover. État : Brand New. 1st edition. 208 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk1421400138

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 76,46
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 6,71
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Sofie Lachapelle
ISBN 10 : 1421400138 ISBN 13 : 9781421400136
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australie)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2011. Hardcover. État : New. Hardcover. Seances were wildly popular in France between 1850 and 1930, when members of the general public and scholars alike turned to the wondrous as a means of understanding and expla.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 208 pages. 0.400. N° de réf. du libraire 9781421400136

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 57,23
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 31,78
De Australie vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais