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Encyclopedia of cremation
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ISBN: 1317143833 1317143825 1282744011 9786612744013 1849728127 1409423174 Year: 2005 Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate,

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The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation while also presenting cremation as a universal practice. This work is also an essential sourcebook for students on the growing number of death-studies courses and wider studies in religion, anthropology or sociology.


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Cremation, corpses and cannibalism : comparative cosmologies and centuries of cosmic consumption
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ISBN: 1443891800 Year: 2017 Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholars Publishing,

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La mort en cendres : la crémation aujourd'hui, que faut-il en penser?
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ISBN: 9782204095990 Year: 2012 Publisher: Paris Cerf,

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Proceedings of the Symposium : cremation Studies in Archaeology, Amsterdam, 26-27 October 1995
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ISBN: 8886688245 Year: 1997 Publisher: Saonara Logos Edizioni,

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History of modern cremation in Romania
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ISBN: 1443845426 Year: 2013 Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub.,

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Cremation, as a means of managing the post-mortem body, was reintroduced to Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, but would not become common practice until the second half of the nineteenth century. This was a major development, with multifaceted implications which generated heated debate. Initially, armed with a variety of arguments (hygienic, economic, aesthetic, and philosophical arguments citing freedom of conscience and will) the advocates of modern cremation - who tended to come...


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Cremation cemeteries in eastern Massachusetts.
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Year: 1968 Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University,

Quelle mort pour demain? Essai d'anthropologie prospective
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ISBN: 2738412459 Year: 1992 Publisher: Paris Harmattan

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Purified by Fire : A History of Cremation in America
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ISBN: 0520929748 1282357042 1597348414 9786612357046 Year: 2001 Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press,

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Just one hundred years ago, Americans almost universally condemned cremation. Today, nearly one-quarter of Americans choose to be cremated. The practice has gained wide acceptance as a funeral rite, in both our private and public lives, as the cremations of icons such as John Lennon and John F. Kennedy Jr. show. Purified by Fire tells the fascinating story of cremation's rise from notoriety to legitimacy and takes a provocative new look at important transformations in the American cultural landscape over the last 150 years.Stephen Prothero synthesizes a wide array of previously untapped source material, including newspapers, consumer guides, mortician trade journals, and popular magazines such as Reader's Digest to provide this first historical study of cremation in the United States. He vividly describes many noteworthy events-from the much-criticized first American cremation in 1876 to the death and cremation of Jerry Garcia in the late twentieth century. From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era to the baby boomers of today, this book takes us on a tour through American culture and traces our changing attitudes toward death, religion, public health, the body, and the environment.


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Urne wie Sarg? : zur Unterscheidung zwischen Erd und Feuerbestattung
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ISBN: 9783791730127 3791730126 9783791772127 Year: 2018 Publisher: Regensburg Verlag Friedrich Pustet


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The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies
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ISBN: 9781782978480 1782978488 9781782978497 1782978496 1782978518 Year: 2015 Publisher: Oxford, England ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Oxbow Books,

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"There is a considerable body of knowledge on the concepts and practices of inhumation yet our understanding of cremation ritual and practice is by comparison, woefully inadequate. This volume draws together the inventive methodology that has been developed for this material and combines it with a fuller interpretation of the archaeological funerary context. It demonstrates how an innovative methodology, when applied to a challenging material, can produce new and exciting interpretations of archaeological sites and funerary contexts. The reader is introduced to the nature of burned human remains and the destructive effect that fire can have on the body. Subsequent chapters describe important cremation practices and sites from around the world and from the Neolithic period to the modern day. By emphasising the need for a robust methodology combined with a nuanced interpretation, it is possible to begin to appreciate the significance and wide-spread adoption of this practice of dealing with the dead"--Provided by publisher.

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