Ritual, Belief and the Dead in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (BOK)

Sarah Tarlow

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Drawing on archaeological, historical, theological, scientific and folkloric sources, Sarah Tarlow's interdisciplinary study examines belief as it relates to the dead body in early modern Britain and Ireland. From the theological discussion of bodily resurrection to the folkloric use of body parts as remedies, and from the judicial punishment of the corpse to the ceremonial interment of the social elite, this book discusses how seemingly incompatible beliefs about the dead body existed in parallel through this tumultuous period. This study, which is the first to incorporate archaeological evidence of early modern death and burial from across Britain and Ireland, addresses new questions about the materiality of death: what the dead body means, and how its physical substance could be attributed with sentience and even agency. It provides a sophisticated original interpretive framework for the growing quantities of archaeological and historical evidence about mortuary beliefs and practices in early modernity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Sarah Tarlow
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521761543
Antall sider 238 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 470 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Archaeology by period / region