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Contents Introduction 6 Part One: Spectral History of Guilt in Law 14 I. Modernity's Guilt by Default 15 II. The Spectre of Roman Law 22 III. Spectral Violence in Justifying Law 29 Part Two: Historical Truth of Spectrality 38 I. Freud's Moses and the Progress of Spectrality 38 II. Foreclosure and the Return of the Pharaoh 50 III. For a Freudian Model of History 57 Part Three: Spectrality in the Christian and Tragic Era 64 I. Ghostly Transfigurations in Christianity 65 II. Spectral Performance of Greek Tragedy 79 Part Four: Phantom Formations after the Renaissance 105 I. Shakespeare's Stage Ghost 105 II. From the Evil Demon to Cartesian Certitude 124 III. Epic Resources of Pandemonium 130 IV. Conversion into Capital: Return on Investment 138 Epilogue 170 Bibliography 180
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Guilt in literature.
Redemption in literature.