A Brief History of Death (Heftet)

Serie: Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2004
Antall sider: 208
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion
ISBN/EAN: 9781405101837
Omtale: A Brief History of Death
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 fascinating 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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