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Death and the afterlife in modern France

Author: Thomas A Kselman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although church attendance in contemporary France is minimal, when death occurs many families still cling to religious rites. This study turns to 19th-century French beliefs in death and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Kselman
ISBN: 0691008892 9780691008899 0691031908 9780691031903 9780691631660 0691631662
OCLC Number: 25747574
Description: xvii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Mortality and Mortal Knowledge. Ch. 1. Progress and Anxiety in French Demography --
pt. 2. Folk, Orthodox, and Alternative Cultures. Ch. 2. Folk Religion: Tales of the Dead. Ch. 3. Catholicism and the Cult of the Dead. Ch. 4. Alternative Afterlives in the Nineteenth Century --
pt. 3. The Material Culture of Death. Ch. 5. From Churchyard to Cemetery. Ch. 6. The Origins of Commercial Funerals. Ch. 7. The Diffusion and Reform of Pompes Funebres --
Epilogue: Courbet's Burial at Ornans and the Cult of the Dead.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Kselman.
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