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Bereavement and Commemoration

An Archaeology of Mortality

August 25, 1999 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780631206149
$98.95
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Description

This book provides an historical archaeology of death, burial and bereavement from the Reformation to the present.

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About this Author

Sarah Tarlow is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter, where she teaches courses in the archaeology of death, later historical periods and aspects of archaeological method and theory. Since receiving her PhD in archaeology from Cambridge University, she has published articles on the later historical archaeology of Britain and on the archaeology of death. Her current research interests are in archaeologies of the human body and in utopian communities. She is co-editor of The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain (1998).

ISBN: 9780631206149
Format: Trade Paperback
Series: Social Archaeology
Pages: 224
Publisher: Wiley, Wiley
Published: 1999-08-25

Reviews

"An interesting and informative work." Choice

"This is a thoughtful study that attempts to deal with subjects of major import ... no one will come away from this book without new ideas and perceptions about the nature of bereavement, how it is commemorated through material culture and how these objects have been interpreted." Times Higher Education Supplement

"... [an] extremely important contribution to the fast-growing field of post-medieval death studies." Archaeological Journal

"A stimulating read." Post-Medieval Archaeology

"Tarlow's book is heartening evidence that bereavement research need not stay in a narrow ghetto." Bereavement Care

"Throughout, there is a sense of the writer's own humanity ... There is a great deal of interest to be found in this book and it is to be hoped that it will encourage others who choose death as their subject to be as humane in the way they write about it." Folklore

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