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Brief History of Death - 05 edition

by Douglas Davies

Brief History of Death (ISBN10: 1405101830; ISBN13: 9781405101837)
ISBN13: 978-1405101837
ISBN10: 1405101830

Summary: 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 f ...show moreascinating 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.
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Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 01/24/2005
International: No

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