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The history of death : burial customs and funeral rites, from the ancient world to modern times

Author: Michael Kerrigan
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kerrigan
ISBN: 9781599212012 1599212013
OCLC Number: 148949412
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginning or the end : ideas of afterlife --
Ancient funerary rites --
Death and judgment --
The ancestors at hand --
The demanding dead --
Towards modernity, the Western tradition --
A world of rituals --
Death, present and future.
Other Titles: Burial customs and funeral rites, from the ancient world to modern times
Death
Responsibility: Michael Kerrigan.

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