Download e-book for kindle: A Brief History of Death (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of by Douglas Davies

By Douglas Davies

The act of demise itself and the rituals surrounding it range significantly and shed a desirable mild at the cultures of which they seem to be a half. during this short and full of life heritage, Douglas Davies – across the world stated as one of many major specialists during this box – tackles probably the most major features of loss of life and weaves them right into a compelling tale approximately our altering attitudes to loss of life.

  • Offers a desirable exam of this topic that is of putting up with curiosity in each tradition within the world
  • Considers the profound effect dying has had on topics starting from philosophy to anthropology, via to artwork, literature, and tune - inspiring a few of our such a lot enduring inventive highpoints
  • Broaches the most major features of demise, equivalent to the act of demise, grieving, burial, inventive interpretations of loss of life, areas of reminiscence, the terror of dying, and disasters/tragedies
  • Weaves those a variety of methods to demise right into a compelling tale approximately our altering attitudes to dying
  • Contains numerous illustrations, and is written in an available and full of life style.

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