Medieval Death: Ritual and Representation

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British Museum Press, 1996 - Death - 224 pages
This is a study of the social, theological and cultural issues involved in death and dying in Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the Reformation in the early 16th century. Drawing on both archaeological and art historical sources, the book examines pagan and Christian attitudes towards the dead, the aesthetics of death and the body, burial ritual and mortuary practice.

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Lavishly illustrated and well researched, this book is nonetheless very dry to the point of being almost an academic work. This book was interesting, but it would likely be more interesting to a scholar of the medieval period. Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Ways of Dying and Rituals of Death
29
Death and Representation
70
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