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The secret cemetery

Author: Doris Francis; Leonie A Kellaher; Georgina Neophytou
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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"Exploring a diverse range of memorial practice - Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Anglican, as well as the unchurched - The Secret Cemetery is a study of what these places of death mean to the living."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Francis, Doris, 1940-
Secret cemetery.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005
(OCoLC)608085084
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Francis; Leonie A Kellaher; Georgina Neophytou
ISBN: 1859735924 9781859735923 1859735975 9781859735978
OCLC Number: 57549318
Description: xxii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: The body in the sacred garden --
Studying the living in cemeteries --
The dynamics of cemetery landscapes --
Planting the memory : the cemetery in the first year of mourning --
The grave as home and garden --
Negotiating memory : remembering the dead for the long term --
Keeping kin and kinship alive --
Cemeteries as ethnic homelands --
Change and renewal in historic cemeteries.
Responsibility: Doris Francis, Leonie Kellaher, and Georgina Neophytou ; with a foreword by Sir Raymond Firth.
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Burial sites have long been recognized as a way to understand past civilizations. Exploring a diverse range of memorial practice - Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Anglican, as  Read more...

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