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The Oxford book of death

Author: D J Enright
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A book of death might seem a strange and dubious venture. A book for no one? Or, since the subject, the editor suggests, is 'of exceptionally common concern' - a book for everyone?

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedia
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of death.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
Online version:
Oxford book of death.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Enright
ISBN: 0192141295 9780192141293 0192820133 9780192820136
OCLC Number: 8763441
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Definitions --
Views and attitudes --
The hour of death --
Suicide --
Mourning --
Graveyards and funerals --
Resurrections and immortalities --
Hereafters --
Revenants --
War, plague and persecution --
Love and death --
Children --
Animals --
Epitaphs, requiems and last words.
Responsibility: chosen and edited by D.J. Enright.
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