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  • Copyright: 2009-09-29
  • Publisher: Unbridled Books
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The human skull is naturally an object of fascination. For centuries we believed it held the secrets of genius. But the history of skull-snatching may tell us more about the people who are enthralled by such relics than about the original owners of the skulls they put on display.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Non Omnis Moriar
A Most Valuable Relic
Mapping the Invisiblep. 15
The Music Loverp. 35
"So Was She, So She Is Now"p. 51
The Golden Lyrep. 66
"All the Ferrets Were Set in Motion"p. 80
The Alchemical Body
"The Riddle-Filled Book of Destiny"p. 89
The New Sciencep. 104
Skulduggeryp. 124
The Brainowner and His Skullp. 148
Fragments of a Mysteryp. 167
The Fate of His Bones
A City of Corpsesp. 177
Scientific Golgothasp. 188
A Measure of Famep. 201
Some Last Pathetic Quibblingp. 213
Homo Renaissancusp. 223
Homecomingsp. 239
Rival Skullsp. 249
The Ruined Bridges to the Pastp. 267
Hoaxes and Ringersp. 283
The End of the End of the Storyp. 294
Bibliographyp. 303
Index of Namesp. 307
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