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The corpse : a history

Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the treatment by the living of the dead, over time and across cultures. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quigley, Christine, 1963-
Corpse.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1996
(OCoLC)605008144
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Quigley
ISBN: 0786401702 9780786401703 0786424494 9780786424498
OCLC Number: 35084757
Description: ix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Corpse as an Object of Grief --
pt. II. The Last Rites of a Corpse --
pt. III. The Corpse and the Causes of Death --
pt. IV. The Recycling of the Corpse --
pt. V. The Keeping of the Corpse --
pt. VI. Respect for the Corpse.
Responsibility: by Christine Quigley.

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