The English Way of Death
For your consideration:
The English Way of Death:
The Common Funeral Since 1450
Dr. Julian Litten, long regarded as England's authority on funeral customs, leads us from the pomp and panoply of the post-medieval funeral to the climinal anonymity of present-day obsequies.
Lavishly illustrated in color and mononchrome, this study explores the rise of the undertaking trade and the changing etiquette which governed burial -- for the rich, embalming, lying-in-state, heraldic parades with richly attired attendants and intermural burial in the family vault and for the poor, by stark contrast, parochial processions through muddy fields and interment in a shroud in the corner of a country churchyard.
Unavailable for more than a decade, this reissue will be welcomed by anyone with in interest in social history.
Publisher: Roger Hale Ltd.
First Edition, April 30, 1991
Please note: This was a discarded library book and has all the previous library markings. Well read but in good, solid condition. This would make an excellent reading copy.
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