Grand historical narratives

Arato, F. 2002

‘To save the living: the eighteenth-century origins of the cemetery outside the city’, Belfagor, 57:5, 623-6.

Ariès, P. trans H. Weaver 1983

The Hour of Our Death, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Ariès, P. trans P. Ranum 1976

Western Attitudes towards Death: from the Middle Ages to the Present, London: Marion Boyars.

Davies, D. 2005

A Brief History of Death, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Laqueur, T. 2015

The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Laqueur, T. 2002

‘The places of the dead in modernity’, in C. Jones & D. Wahrman (eds) The Age of Cultural Revolutions: Britain and France, 1750-1820, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 17-32.

Rugg, J. 2018

Consolation, individuation and consumption: towards a theory of cyclicality in England funerary practice’, Cultural and Social History, 15:1, 61-78.


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