A Brief History of Death (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of by Douglas Davies PDF

By Douglas Davies

The act of dying itself and the rituals surrounding it fluctuate significantly and shed a desirable gentle at the cultures of which they're a half. during this short and full of life historical past, Douglas Davies – across the world stated as one of many best specialists during this box – tackles the most major elements of demise and weaves them right into a compelling tale approximately our altering attitudes to demise.

  • Offers a desirable exam of this topic that is of tolerating curiosity in each tradition within the world
  • Considers the profound impact demise has had on matters starting from philosophy to anthropology, via to paintings, literature, and tune - inspiring a few of our so much enduring creative highpoints
  • Broaches probably the most major features of loss of life, comparable to the act of loss of life, grieving, burial, inventive interpretations of loss of life, areas of reminiscence, the phobia of loss of life, and disasters/tragedies
  • Weaves those quite a few ways to demise right into a compelling tale approximately our altering attitudes to dying
  • Contains numerous illustrations, and is written in an available and full of life style.

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