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Willibald Sauerländer (1924-2018)
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Human remains in society : Curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass-violence
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ISBN: 9781526129338 1526129337 9781526108180 1526108186 9781526120694 1526120690 1526107384 9781526107381 9781526108197 1526108194 Year: 2018 Publisher: Manchester, England : Manchester University Press,

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Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publicly displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regarding social, legal and ethical uses by communities, public institutions and civil society organisations. This work presents a ground-breaking account of the treatment and commemoration of dead bodies resulting from incidents of genocide and mass violence. Through a range of international case studies across multiple continents, it explores the effect of dead bodies or body parts on various political, cultural and religious practices. Multidisciplinary in scope, it will appeal to readers interested in this crucial phase of post-conflict reconciliation, including students and researchers of history, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, law, politics and modern warfare.


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Defaming the Dead
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ISBN: 030022771X 9780300227710 0300221541 9780300221541 Year: 2018 Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press,

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Do the dead have rights? In a persuasive argument, Don Herzog makes the case that the deceased's interests should be protected This is a delightfully deceptive works that start out with a simple, seemingly arcane question-can you libel or slander the dead?-and develops it outward, tackling larger and larger implications, until it ends up straddling the borders between law, culture, philosophy, and the meaning of life. A full answer to this question requires legal scholar Don Herzog to consider what tort law is actually designed to protect, what differences death makes-and what differences it doesn't-and why we value what we value. Herzog is one of those rare scholarly writers who can make the most abstract argument compelling and entertaining.


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Dealing with the dead : mortality and community in medieval and early modern Europe
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ISBN: 9789004315143 9004315144 9789004358331 9004358331 Year: 2018 Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston, Massachusetts : Brill,

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Death was a constant, visible presence in medieval and renaissance Europe. Yet, the acknowledgement of death did not necessarily amount to an acceptance of its finality. Whether they were commoners, clergy, aristocrats, or kings, the dead continued to function literally as integrated members of their communities long after they were laid to rest in their graves. From stories of revenants bringing pleas from Purgatory to the living, to the practical uses and regulation of burial space; from the tradition of the ars moriendi, to the depiction of death on the stage; and from the making of martyrs, to funerals for the rich and poor, this volume examines how communities dealt with their dead as continual, albeit non-living members. Contributors are Jill Clements, Libby Escobedo, Hilary Fox, Sonsoles Garcia, Stephen Gordon, Melissa Herman, Mary Leech, Nikki Malain, Kathryn Maud, Justin Noetzel, Anthony Perron, Martina Saltamacchia, Thea Tomaini, Wendy Turner, and Christina Welch


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Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion : Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials
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ISBN: 3319629298 331962928X Year: 2018 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan,

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This edited volume draws historians and anthropologists together to explore the contested worlds of epidemic corpses and their disposal. Why are burials so frequently at the center of disagreement, recrimination and protest during epidemics? Why are the human corpses produced in the course of infectious disease outbreaks seen as dangerous, not just to the living, but also to the continued existence of society and civilization? Examining cases from the Black Death to Ebola, contributors challenge the predominant idea that a single, universal framework of contagion can explain the political, social and cultural importance and impact of the epidemic corpse. .


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Consorting with Saints : Prayer for the Dead in Early Medieval France
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ISBN: 150172875X Year: 2018 Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press,

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In this book, Megan McLaughlin explores the social and cultural significance of prayer for the dead in the West Frankish realm from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh century. She argues that the primary function of funerary and commemorative rituals in the early middle ages was to sustain the dead as members of the Christian community on earth, and to link them symbolically with the community of saints in heaven.

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