The hour of our death

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Knopf, Feb 12, 1981 - Family & Relationships - 651 pages
A panoramic exploration of Western man's changing attitudes about death over the last one thousand years enumerates five stages of the evolution of our thought concerning death and explains their significance for contemporary man

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In this magisterial history, Philippe Ariès presents Western Man’s changing attitudes toward death over the last thousand years. It may seem like a morbid occupation of one’s time, but Ariès has ... Read full review

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A nearly-impenetrable but exhaustively researched volume about the history, philosophy, and spirituality of death. This book examines (mostly European) funerary customs, their sources, their meanings ... Read full review


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