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The death rituals of rural Greece

Author: Loring M Danforth; Alexander Tsiaras
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compelling text and dramatic photographic essay convey the emotional power of the death rituals of a small Greek village--the funeral, the singing of laments, the distribution of food, the daily visits to the graves, and especially the rite of exhumation. These rituals help Greek villagers face the universal paradox of mourning: how can the living sustain relationships with the dead and at the same time bring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loring M Danforth; Alexander Tsiaras
ISBN: 0691031320 9780691031323 0691000271 9780691000275
OCLC Number: 8493630
Description: ix, 169 pages, 31 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Loring M. Danforth ; photography by Alexander Tsiaras.
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A photographic essay which conveys the emotional power of the death rituals of a small Greek village - the funeral, the singing of laments, the distribution of food, the daily visits to the graves,  Read more...

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