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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:   eBook : Document : 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 Bahia.
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Reis, João José.
Death is a festival.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002011996
(OCoLC)50279969
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: João José Reis
ISBN: 080786272X 9780807862728
OCLC Number: 53932470
Notes: "Revised edition of a book that was originally published in Brazil in 1991 as A morte é uma festa"--Page [xiii].
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 386 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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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