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Bereavement and Commemoration : An Archaeology of Mortality - Sarah Tarlow

Bereavement and Commemoration

An Archaeology of Mortality

Paperback Published: 25th August 1999
ISBN: 9780631206149
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book provides an historical archaeology of death, burial and bereavement from the Reformation to the present.

"An interesting and informative work." Choice

"This is a thoughtful study that attempts to deal with subjectsof major import ... no one will come away from this book withoutnew ideas and perceptions about the nature of bereavement, how itis commemorated through material culture and how these objects havebeen interpreted." Times Higher Education Supplement

..". [an] extremely important contribution to the fast-growingfield of post-medieval death studies." Archaeological Journal

"A stimulating read." Post-Medieval Archaeology

"Tarlow's book is heartening evidence that bereavement researchneed not stay in a narrow ghetto." Bereavement Care

"Throughout, there is a sense of the writer's own humanity ...There is a great deal of interest to be found in this book and itis to be hoped that it will encourage others who choose death astheir subject to be as humane in the way they write about it."Folklore

List of Figures.

List of tables.

Preface.

1. A historical archaeology of death.

2. Towards an archaeology of bereavement and commemoration: death, emotion and metaphor.

3. Changing commemorative practices in Orkney.

4. A living memory and a corrupting corpse.

5. Remembering the dead in the nineteenth century: a love story.

6. War and remembrance.

7. Loved and lost.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

ISBN: 9780631206149
ISBN-10: 0631206140
Series: Social Archaeology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.11  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1