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  • Pathology in Practice: Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe

    By Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Between 1550 and 1750 all over Europe post-mortems were carried out on those who had died of a disease. In households, courts, hospitals and the legal arena, bodies were cut up and observed for a variety of purposes, and yet this practice and the knowledge it generated have virtually disappeared…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 

  • The Lotos-Eaters

    Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community

    By Carol A. B. Warren

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "the Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 

  • Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary

    Edited by Jana Králová, Tony Walter

    Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Emotion, Identity and Death

    Mortality Across Disciplines

    By Chang-Won Park

    Edited by Douglas J. Davies

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Death Penalty in Africa

    The Path Towards Abolition

    By Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda

    Human development is not simply about wealth and economic well-being, it is also dependent upon shared values that cherish the sanctity of human life. Using comparative methods, archival research and quantitative findings, this book explores the historical and cultural background of the death…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Death as Transformation

    A Contemporary Theology of Death

    By Henry L. Novello

    A key tenet of Christian faith is that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a unique death by which the powers of death in the world have been conquered, so that Christian life in the Spirit is marked by the promise and hope of 'new life' already anticipated in the community of baptized believers.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Beyond Anitkabir: The Funerary Architecture of Atatürk

    The Construction and Maintenance of National Memory

    By Christopher S. Wilson

    There have been five different settings that at one time or another have contained the dead body of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923) and first president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the story of these different architectural constructions -…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Re-membering Masculinity in Early Modern Florence

    Widowed Bodies, Mourning and Portraiture

    By Allison Levy

    From Pliny to Petrarch to Pope-Hennessy and beyond, many have understood the obvious connection between portraiture and commemorative practice. This book expands and nuances our understanding of Renaissance portraiture; the author shows it to be complexly generated within a discourse of male…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer

    By R. Raj Singh

    The connections between death, contemplation and the contemplative life have been a recurrent theme in the canons of both western and eastern philosophical thought. This book examines the classical sources of this philosophical literature, in particular Plato's Phaedo and the Katha Upanishad and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama

    From the Raising of Lazarus to King Lear

    By Katharine Goodland

    Grieving women in early modern English drama, this study argues, recall not only those of Classical tragedy, but also, and more significantly, the lamenting women of medieval English drama, especially the Virgin Mary. Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster, this book presents a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 1600–1900

    By Vic Gammon

    This much-needed book provides valuable insights into themes and genres in popular song in the period c. 1600-1900. In particular it is a study of popular ballads as they appeared on printed sheets and as they were recorded by folk song collectors. Vic Gammon displays his interest in the way song…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Time and Death

    Heidegger's Analysis of Finitude

    By Carol J. White, edited by Mark Ralkowski

    In Time and Death Carol White articulates a vision of Martin Heidegger's work which grows out of a new understanding of what he was trying to address in his discussion of death. Acknowledging that the discussion of this issue in Heidegger's major work Being and Time is often far from clear, White…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Intersections: Continental and Analytic Philosophy

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