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Preface; 1. That the resurrection of a dead person is the work of God only; 2. Revival of persons who were not really dead; 3. Resurrection of a man who had been buried three years, resuscitated by St Stanislaus; 4. Can a man really dead appear in his own body?; 5. Revival or apparition of a girl who had been dead some months; 6. A woman taken alive from her tomb; 7. Revenans, or vampires of Moravia; 8. Dead men of Hungary who suck the blood of the living; 9. Narrative of a vampire from the Jewish Letters, Letter 137; 10. Other instances of revenans. Continuation of the 'Gleaner'; 11. Argument of the author of the Jewish Letters, concerning revenans; 12. Continuation of the argument of the Dutch Gleaner; 13. Narrative from the 'Mercure Gallant' of 1693 and 1694 on revenans; 14. Conjectures of the Dutch Gleaner; 15. Another letter on revenans; 16. Pretended vestiges of vampirism in antiquity; 17. Ghosts in northern countries; 18. Ghosts in England; 19. Ghosts in Peru; 20. Ghosts in Lapland; 21. Return of a man who had been dead some months; 22. Excommunicated persons who went out of churches; 23. Some instances of the excommunicated being rejected or cast out of consecrated ground; 24. Instance of an excommunicated martyr being cast out of the ground; 25. A man cast out of the church for having refused to pay tithes; 26. Instances of persons who have given signs of life after their death, and have withdrawn themselves respectfully to make room for more worthy persons; 27. People who perform pilgrimage after death; 28. Reasoning upon the excommunicated who go out of churches; 29. Do the excommunicated decay in the earth?; 30. Instances to show that the excommunicated do not decay, and that they appear to the living; 31. Instances of these returns to earth of the excommunicated; 32. A Vroucolaca exhumed in the presence of M. de Tournefort; 33. Has the demon power to kill, and then to restore to life?; 34. Examination of the opinion that the demon can restore animation to a dead body; 35. Instances of phantoms which have appeared to the living, and given many signs of life; 36. Devoting people to death, practised by the heathens; 37. Instances of dooming to death among Christians; 38. Instances of persons who have promised to give each other news of themselves from the other world; 39. Extracts from the political works of the Abbe de St Pierre; 40. Divers systems to explain ghosts; 41. Divers instances of persons being buried alive; 42. Instances of drowned persons who have come back to life and health; 43. Instances of women thought dead who came to life again; 44. Can these instances be applied to the Hungarian revenans?; 45. Dead people who masticate in their graves and devour their own flesh; 46. Singular example of a Hungarian revenant; 47. Argument on this matter; 48. Are the vampires or revenans really dead?; 49. Instance of a man named Curma being sent back to this world; 50. Instances of persons who fall into ecstatic trances when they will, and remain senseless; 51. Application of such instances to vampires; 52. Examination of the opinion that the demon fascinates the eyes of those to whom vampires appear; 53. Instances of resuscitated persons who relate what they saw in the other world; 54. The traditions of the pagans on the other life, are derived from the Hebrews and Egyptians; 55. Instances of Christians being resuscitated and sent back to this world. Vision of Vetinus, a monk of Augia; 56. Vision of Bertholdus, related by Hincmar, Archbishop of Rheims; 57. Vision of St Fursius; 58. Vision of a Protestant of York, and others; 59. Conclusion of this dissertation; 60. Moral impossibility that ghosts can come out of their tombs; 61. That what is related of the bodies of the excommunicated who walk out of churches, is subject to very great difficulties; 62. Remarks on the dissertation, concerning the spirit whic

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