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    Memento mori: la peur de l'agonie, de la mort et des morts a Londres au XVIIe siecle

    Harding, Vanessa (2000) Memento mori: la peur de l'agonie, de la mort et des morts a Londres au XVIIe siecle. Histoire Urbaine 2 , pp. 39-57. ISSN 1628-0482.

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    Abstract

    Among the fears that beset the inhabitants of early modern London, the fear of death was a constant presence. Mortality was high, funerals common, reminders of death everywhere. However, responses varied: some Londoners, like Nehemiah Wallington, acknowledged their fear of death and tried to confront it by spiritual effort. Many others, including Samuel Pepys, preferred to suppress their awareness of danger for as long as possible, delaying making a will until the last moment. The rich array of funeral practices also suggests that citizens used ritual and ceremony to appease fear and to console anxiety.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 14:51
    Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 14:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17997

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