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Death is a festival : funeral rites and rebellion in nineteenth-century Brazil

Author: João José Reis
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003.
Series: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of  Read more...

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Reis, João José.
Death is a festival.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)656489205
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: João José Reis
ISBN: 0807827738 9780807827734 080785445X 9780807854457
OCLC Number: 50279969
Notes: "Revised edition of a book that was originally published in Brazil in 1991 as A morte é uma festa"--Ack.
Description: xiv, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the Cemiterada --
Setting of the Cemiterada --
Brotherhoods and baroque Catholicism --
The hour of death: means of dying well --
The hour of the dead: household funeral rites --
The pageantry of death: traditional funeral corteges --
Sacred space of the dead: the place of burial --
Bound for glory: funeral masses and divine advocates --
Civilizing customs (I): the medicalization of death --
Civilizing customs (II): legislated death --
Commercializing death: Provincial Law 17 --
The resistance against the cemetery --
Epilogue: after the revolt --
Appendix: Death as a business: funerary income and expenses.
Series Title: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Other Titles: Morte é uma festa.
Responsibility: João José Reis ; translated by H. Sabrina Gledhill.
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