A Brief History of Death

A Brief History of Death

Book - 2005
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The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies - internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field - tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying.
Offers a fascinating examination of this subject which is of enduring interest in every culture in the world
Considers the profound influence death has had on subjects ranging from philosophy to anthropology, through to art, literature, and music - inspiring some of our most enduring artistic highpoints
Broaches some of the most significant aspects of death, such as the act of dying, grieving, burial, artistic interpretations of death, places of memory, the fear of death, and disasters/tragedies
Weaves these numerous approaches to death into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying
Contains several illustrations, and is written in an accessible and lively style.
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
ISBN: 9781405101820
Characteristics: xi, 184 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 19 cm


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