Death and Dying in the Middle Ages

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Edelgard E. DuBruck, Barbara I. Gusick
Peter Lang, 1999 - Social Science - 515 pages
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"Death and Dying in the Middle Ages examines medical facts and communal arrangements, as well as religious and popular beliefs and rituals concerning the end of life in Western societies. It studies literary and artistic imaging and the underlying philosophical and theological convictions that shaped medieval attitudes toward death. A collection of eighteen articles by contributors in the Western hemisphere, this new compendium on death and its implications will interest the specialist, the student and teacher of cultural history, religion, folklore, psychology, literature, and art, and also the general public."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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