New PDF release: A Brief History of Death (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of

By Douglas Davies

ISBN-10: 1405101822

ISBN-13: 9781405101820

ISBN-10: 1405101830

ISBN-13: 9781405101837

The act of dying itself and the rituals surrounding it fluctuate vastly and shed a desirable gentle at the cultures of which they seem to be a half. during this short and energetic background, Douglas Davies – across the world stated as one of many major specialists during this box – tackles probably the most major facets of dying and weaves them right into a compelling tale approximately our altering attitudes to demise.

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

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