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The Humes of Ninewells

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume's forebears were of a moderate affluence, and sufficiently distinguished to warrant some pride of race in their most famous son. The Hume genealogy reflects a strong family personality, ... More


Children and Parents on the Tombstones of Pannonia

Mary T. Boatwright

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on funerary stelae in Pannonia in ancient Rome which portray affectionate family groups attired in both Roman and local traditional dress, making a statement about family ... More


The Tombstones

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows that Olympia Fulvia Morata's tombstone stands today in the north entrance hall of the Peterskirche in Heidelberg. Andreas Grunthler's tombstone had been lost by 1620 but was copied ... More


Christian Funerary Stelae from the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the Christian funerary stelae or tombstones excavated at the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. Various regional conditions influenced the development of Christian funerary stelae in Egypt ... More


The Attitudes of the Polis to Childbirth: Putting Women into the Grid†

Nancy Demand

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

One of the messages of the Thesmophoria was that the continuity of the polis depended upon the cycle of female life: after risking death in childbirth themselves, women must soon give up their ... More


The Society of the Absent

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the importance of the place of death to a society of migrants. It explains that unlike other individuals who claim entitlement issuing from place of birth, the place of death ... More


Marking the Graves

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

There was little access to professionally carved tombstones in Arkansas until after the Civil War. By the 1870s itinerant carvers, moving from town to town in search of work, made and signed ... More


Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Internet memorials, including tombstone Internet links with virtual memorials, funeral home memorials, Internet grieving websites, and social network sites of deceased persons, illustrate that the ... More


Who Failed The Poet? 1820–1821

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the context of some blaming George for not sending money that in their minds might have spared John from tuberculosis, multiple potential causes of his death are examined. The Tory reviewers ... More


Corpse, Stone, Door, Text

Erik Mueggler

in Songs for Dead Parents: Corpse, Text, and World in Southwest China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter uses tombstones as ethnographic sources to examine the introduction of Chinese-language writing into the field of death. Most Tibeto-Burman-speaking peoples in Southwest China abandoned ... More


Eternal Be Their Memory!

Stavros K. Frangos

in The Florida Folklife Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The Cycadia Cemetery in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is known for its unusual gravesites. Founded in 1886, it was deeded to Tarpon Springs in 1946 and remains under the city’s administration until today. ... More


Life in the Desert

Paul G. Hackett

in Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Theos Casimir Bernard's early life and education in Arizona. Bernard was born in Pasadena, California, on December 10, 1908, to Glen Agassiz Bernard and Aura Georgina Crable. ... More


Miscellanea

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part includes sonnets by Gabriele Zinano and Sarra Copia Sulam's response to one of them. Leon Modena, the rabbi closely involved in Sulam's biography, was privy to the content of the letters ... More


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