The Work Of The Dead

Author: Thomas W. Laqueur
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874513
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A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Work Of The Dead

Author: Thomas W. Laqueur
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ISBN: 9780691157788
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"The Work of the Dead" is like a vast canvas in which the reader can somehow see at the same moment the tiny buttons on a frock coat and the curvature of the earth. The book is a moving triumph of scholarship and the historical imagination.

Solitary Sex

Author: Thomas Walter Laqueur
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Discusses the worldly views of masturbation as transforming from an act of little concern in the ancient world to one of sinfulness and embarrassment in the twentieth century.

Who Owns The Dead

Author: Jay D. Aronson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674971493
Size: 35.59 MB
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They would attempt to return to families every human body part larger than a thumbnail. As Jay D. Aronson shows, delivering on that promise proved to be a monumentally difficult task.

The Dominion Of The Dead

Author: Robert Pogue Harrison
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226317922
Size: 33.23 MB
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The Dominion of the Dead is a profound meditation on how the thought of death shapes the communion of the living. A work of enormous scope, intellect, and imagination, this book will speak to all who have suffered grief and loss.

Modern Death

Author: Haider Warraich
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250104599
Size: 74.14 MB
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Modern Death, Dr. Warraich’s debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death.

Farewell To The World

Author: Marzio Barbagli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745680429
Size: 19.57 MB
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In this wide-ranging comparative study, Barbagli examines suicide as a socio-cultural, religious and political phenomenon, exploring the reasons that underlie it and the meanings it has acquired in different cultures throughout the world.

Death And The Regeneration Of Life

Author: Maurice Bloch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521270373
Size: 70.32 MB
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The role of women, who are frequently associated with biological processes, mourning and death pollution, is often predominant in funerary rituals, and in examining this book makes a further contribution to the understanding of the ...

Mortality Immortality And Other Life Strategies

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804721646
Size: 27.29 MB
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Forfatteren opstiller den hypotese,at menneskets viden om, at det skal dø, har dybtgående indflydelse på den sociale opbygning i alle samfund

Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things

Author: Robert Bartlett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848784
Size: 67.42 MB
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The book explores the central role played by the bodies and body parts of saints, and the special treatment these relics received.