Death and Burial in Medieval England 1066-1550

Death and Burial in Medieval England 1066-1550

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Death had an important and pervasive presence in the middle ages. It was a theme in medieval public life, finding expression both in literature and art. The beliefs and procedures accompanying death were both complex and fascinating. Christopher Daniell's appproach to this subject is unusual 1n bringing together knowledge accumulated from historical, archaeological and literary sources. The book includes the very latest research, both of the author and of others working in this area. The result is a comprehensive and vivid picture of the entire phenomenon of medieval death and burial.have been standard to celebrate the services with music, chanting or singing ( Burgess 1987b: 846a€“7). Many elements of the original burial service were also in evidence, such as the hearse draped in the hearse cloth, bell-ringing, bedesmen anbsp;...

Title:Death and Burial in Medieval England 1066-1550
Author: Christopher Daniell
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-06-20

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