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The dominion of the dead

Author: Robert Pogue Harrison
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do the living maintain relations to the dead? Why do we bury people when they die? And what is at stake when we do? In The Dominion of the Dead, Robert Pogue Harrison considers the supreme importance of these questions to Western civilization, exploring the many places where the dead cohabit the world of the living - the graves, images, literature, architecture, and monuments that house the dead in their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pogue Harrison
ISBN: 0226317935 9780226317939 0226317919 9780226317915
OCLC Number: 1000814708
Description: 208 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The earth and its dead --
Hic jacet --
What is a house? --
The voice of grief --
The origin of our basic words --
Choosing your ancestor --
Hic non est --
The names of the dead --
The afterlife of the image.
Responsibility: Robert Pogue Harrison.
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In The Dominion of the Dead, Robert Pogue Harrison explores the many places where the dead cohabit the world of the living - the graves, images, literature, architecture, and monuments that house the  Read more...

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