Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin 1500 to the Present

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‘Grave Matters’ examines the univeral subject of death – looking at the particular experience of death, burial and commemoration in Dublin since the 16th century. Using death as a way of understanding social conditions, these essays consider the role of the public funeral in establishing political hierarchies, the fate of the city’s poor during the era of the penal laws and the survival of the death penalty to 1990.

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Grave Matters examines the universal subject of death – looking at the particular experience of death, burial and commemoration in Dublin since the 16th century. Using death as a way of understanding social conditions, these essays consider the role of the public funeral in establishing political hierarchies, the fate of the city’s poor during the era of the penal laws and the survival of the death penalty to 1990. Contributions also explore the meanings behind humble headstones and elaborate memorials and investigate post-mortem photography. [Subject: Death & Burial, History, Social Class & Social Customs, Ireland]

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Weight 649 g
Dimensions 23.5 × 15.9 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

252 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

306.909415 (edition:23)

Readership

Professional and scholarly / Code: H

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