Death and Dying: Views from Many Cultures
Richard A. Kalish
Baywood Publishing Company, 1980 - Social Science - 153 pages
Death is a constant in every society, but each of the world's cultures views the end of life differently. This book examines beliefs about dying, burial, and life after death held by peoples of wide ranging societies.
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