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    Premature burial and the mysteries of death

    Bourke, Joanna (2020) Premature burial and the mysteries of death. In: Stearns, P.N. (ed.) The Routledge History of Death since 1800. New York, U.S.: Routledge, pp. 353-371. ISBN 9780367137168. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: The Routledge History of Death Since 1800 looks at how death has been treated and dealt with in modern history – the history of the past 250 years – in a global context through a mix of definite, often quantifiable changes, and complex, qualitative assessment of the subject. The book is divided into three sections, with the first considering major trends in death history, and identifying widespread patterns of change and continuity in the materal and cultural features of death since 1800. The second sections turns to specifically regional experiences and the third offers more specialised chapters on key topics in the modern history of death. Historical findings and debates feed directly into a current and prospective assessment of death, as many societies transition into patterns of ageing that will further alter the death experience and challenge modern reactions. Thus, a final chapter probes this topic, by way of introducing the links between historical experience and current trajectories, ensuring that the book gives the reader a framework for assessing the ongoing process, as well as an understanding of the past. Global in focus and linking death to a variety of major developments in modern global history, the volume is ideal for all those interested in the multifaceted history of how death is dealt with in different societies over time and who want access to the rich and growing historiography on the subject.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2020 15:38
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2021 16:49
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/32523

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