Includes bibliographical references (p. -158) and index.
Pt. 1. Spectral history of guilt in Law -- Modernity's guilt by default -- The specter of Roman law -- Spectral violence in justifying law -- Pt. 2. Historical truth of spectrality -- Progress of spectrality in Freud's Moses -- Foreclosure and the return of the pharaoh -- Toward a Freudian model of history -- Pt. 3. Spectrality in the Christian and tragic era -- Ghostly transfigurations in Christianity -- Staging spectrality in Greek tragedy -- Pt. 4. Phantom formations after the Renaissance -- Shakespeare's stage ghost -- From the evil demon to Cartesian certitude -- Epic resources of Pandemonium -- Conversions into capital.