Celebrations of Death (BOK)

Peter Metcalf

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This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology and religion. Part of its fascination is that in understanding other people's death rituals we are able to gain a better understanding of our own. The authors refer to a wide variety of examples, from different continents and epochs. They compare the great tombs of the Berawan of Borneo and the pyramids of Egypt, as well as the dramas of medieval French royal funerals and the burial alive of the Dinka 'masters of the spear' in the Sudan, and other rituals which at first sight seem to have little in common. Many of these cases are anthropological classics, but the authors place them in an alternative context, so as to shape a novel synthesis on the anthropology of death ritual. A fresh introduction reviews theoretical developments in the field since the book first appeared in 1979.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1991 Forfatter Peter Metcalf
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521423755
Antall sider 258 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 410 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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