The History of Death

By: Kerrigan, Michael

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192 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket has superficial rubbing. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. The dust jacket has been price-clipped. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Death is universal, but each culture has found a different way of dealing with it. This wide-ranging book examines the compelling subject of death, funeral rites and burial in different cultures and societies, from the drama of medieval French royal funerals to the burial alive of the Dinka masters of the spear in the Sudan, from the Egyptian pyramids to the Chinese terra-cotta army to elaborate Victorian mausolea, from the Grim Reeper to Hades and the Underworld.Funerals can be solemn but also celebratory, drunken and even lascivious. From human sacrifice to ritual killings, from burial to cremation, from ancestor worship to concepts of the afterlife, The History of Death examines how through our passing we, in fact, define our lives. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History. ISBN/EAN: 9781905704590. Inventory No: 16080567. Hardcover

Title: The History of Death

Author: Kerrigan, Michael

Categories: History, Sociology & Culture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: UK, Amber Books: 2007

ISBN Number: 1905704593

ISBN Number 13: 9781905704590

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good Condition

kg: 0.81 kg

Seller ID: 16080567

Keywords: BZDB5 Sociology & Culture; The History of Death Hardcover,