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The hour of our death

Author: Philippe Ariès
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Ariès
ISBN: 0195073649 9780195073645 0394410742 9780394410746
OCLC Number: 23767559
Language Note: Translation of: L'homme devant la mort.
Notes: Translation of: L'homme devant la mort.
Description: xvii, 651 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The tame death --
Place of burial --
The hour of death: the final reckoning --
Guarantees of eternity --
Tombs and epitaphs --
The turning of the tide --
The vanities --
The dead body --
The living dead --
The age of the beautiful death --
The visit to the cemetery --
Death denied --
Conclusion: Five variations on four themes.
Other Titles: Homme devant la mort.
Responsibility: by Philippe Ariès ; translated from the French by Helen Weaver.
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This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. -- Provided by publisher.

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