The Place of the Dead: Death and Rememberance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe Cover Image
By Bruce Gordon (Editor), Peter Marshall (Editor)
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Although much has been published on the social history of death, this is the first book to give a comprehensive account of attitudes toward the dead--above all the placing of the dead, in physical, spiritual and social terms--in order to reveal the social and religious outlook of past societies. The contributions range widely geographically, from Scotland to Transylvania, and address a spectrum of themes: attitudes toward the corpse, patterns of burial, forms of commemoration, the treatment of dead infants, the nature of the afterlife, and ghosts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521645188
ISBN-10: 0521645182
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: January 28th, 2000
Pages: 340
Language: English