History: 18c-19c France

Legacey, E. 2016

‘Cities of the dead: Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Catacombs in Post-Revolutionary Paris’, in L. Huskinson (ed.) The Urban Uncanny: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies, London: Routledge, 75-89.

Legacey, E. 2019

Making Space for the Dead: Catacombs, Cemeteries and the Reimagining of Paris, 1780-1830, Ithica NY: Cornell University Press.

Legacey, E. 2017

The Paris Catacombs: remains and reunion beneath the post-revolutionary City’, French Historical Studies 40:3, 509-536.

McManners, J. 1981

Death and the Enlightenment, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tamason, C. 1980

‘From mortuary to cemetery: funeral riots and funeral demonstrations in Lille, 1779-1870′, Social Science History, 4, 1, 15-31.


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