Funerary Arts and Tomb Cult: Living with the Dead in France, 1750-1870

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Art - 254 pages
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This text sheds light on the interplay of the funerary arts, tomb cult, and the mentalities that shaped them in France, over a period famous for profound and often violent change. The study explores several famous tombs and funerals in France from 1750 through to 1870.
 

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Contents

Revisiting eighteenth and nineteenthcentury French tombs
1
Reforming funerary cult in France 17501870
21
Rethinking sculpture and the body
57
Reinventing the effigy tomb
95
Burying a modern royal family
119
A tomb for Napoléon
151
The Cavaignac tomb
177
Bibliography
217
Index
239
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Suzanne Glover Lindsay is Adjunct Associate Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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