Death is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-century Brazil

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - History - 386 pages
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This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia. The book opens with a lively account of the popu
 

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Contents

Setting of the Cemiterada
15
Brotherhoods and Baroque Catholicism
39
Means of Dying Well
66
Household Funeral Rites
91
Traditional Funeral Corteges
117
The Place of Burial
153
Funeral Masses and Divine Advocates
187
The Medicalization of Death
216
Legislated Death
243
Provincial Law 17
262
The Resistance against the Cemetery
279
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Joao Jose Reis is professor of history at Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil. He is author of Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia. H. Sabrina Gledhill is a translator in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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