Further Reading

The Revenants and Remains project draws primarily upon the research published in the following books, chapters and articles:

  • Carter, Michael, The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c. 1300–1540 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019).
  • Carter, Michael, ‘Using the Dead to Bring a Medieval Monastery to Life: Byland Abbey’, Preternature, 11.1 (2022), in press.
  • Carter, Michael, Peter N. Lindfield and Dale Townshend, Writing Britain’s Ruins (London: British Library Publishing, 2017).
  • Townshend, Dale, Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760–1840 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

Other relevant publications include the following:

  • Caciola, Nancy Mandeville, Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2016).
  • Grant, A. J., ‘Twelve Medieval Ghost Stories’, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 27 (1924), 363–79.
  • James, M. R., ‘Twelve Medieval Ghost Stories’, English Historical Review, 37 (1922), 413–22.
  • Joynes, Andrew, Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2001).
  • Livermore, Christian, When the Dead Rise: Narratives of the Revenant from the Middle Ages to the Present Day (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2021).
  • Schmitt, Jean-Claude, Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society, trans. By Teresa Lavender Fagan (Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 1998).
  • Watkins, G. S., History and the Supernatural in Medieval England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Useful websites that explore the medieval ghost stories of Byland Abbey.

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