Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present

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JHU Press, Aug 1, 1975 - History - 128 pages
AriA]s traces Western man's attitudes toward mortality from the early medieval conception of death as the familiar collective destiny of the human race to the modern tendency, so pronounced in industrial societies, to hide death as if it were an embarrassing family secret. -- Newsweek
 

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Contents

Tamed Death
1
Ones Own Death
27
Thy Death
55
Forbidden Death
85
Index
109
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