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Dying, a Lost Art

Lydia S. Dugdale

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

At various points throughout history, for reasons of plague, pestilence, and war, death has dominated human consciousness. This was especially apparent during the Bubonic Plague of the fourteenth ... More


Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia M.D. Dugdale (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Catholic Church published ... More


Johann Leisentrit (1527–1586): Redefining Catholicism in a Lutheran Region

Martin Christ

in Biographies of a Reformation: Religious Change and Confessional Coexistence in Upper Lusatia, 1520-1635

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868156
eISBN:
9780191904684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868156.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The fifth chapter concentrates on later Catholic responses to the increasingly Lutheran environment. The deans of biconfessional Bautzen were particularly important in this process. One, Johann ... More


Byron and the Good Death

Tom Mole

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The essay argues that throughout his writing life Byron was fascinated by the margin of life: the moment of death. For Byron and his heroes, looking squarely at other people’s deaths is understood to ... More


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