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Necropolis : London and its dead

Author: Catharine Arnold
Publisher: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the development of cremation and the current approach of metropolitan society towards death and bereavement -- including more recent trends to displays of collective grief and the cult of mourning, such as that surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales -- NECROPOLIS: LONDON AND ITS DEAD offers a vivid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Arnold
ISBN: 0743268334 9780743268332
OCLC Number: 71552832
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Catharine Arnold.
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Offers an historical narrative of the city's attitude to going the way of all flesh. This blend of archaeology, architecture and anecdote includes phenomena such as the rise of the undertaking trade  Read more...

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"Stitching archaeological discovery and architectural detail to anecdote and cultural commentary, "Necropolis" paints London as a city 'drained by death.'" "--Financial Times"

 
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