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The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death

The English Way of Death


The English Way of Death
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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.

272 Pages

Publisher: Roger Hale Ltd.

Hardcover

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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