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Charles Wolfe, “The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna”

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter resurrects “The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna.” Charles Wolfe's poem, a reimagining of the hasty interment of a fallen general after one of the land battles in the Napoleonic ... More


The Social and Demographic Framework

SHEILAGH OGILVIE

in A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205548
eISBN:
9780191719219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205548.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Childcare often makes intensive use of women's time, so this chapter examines the demographic and familial framework in the pre-industrial German society under analysis in this book and sets it in a ... More


Burial and Commemoration

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses burials and commemoration of the dead between the 15th and 18th centuries. It was a Christian duty to bury the bodies of the dead. ... More


Purgation in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines writers on purgatory in the sixth and seventh centuries, including Julianus Pomerius, Caesarius of Arles, and Gregory the Great. It also examines ideas about postmortem ... More


Criteria for the Presence of Barbarians in the Population of Early Olbia

S. D. KRYZHITSKIY

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Historians of the ancient states of the north coast of the Black Sea were often faced by the challenge on how to estimate the presence of barbarians in the populations of early communities. Although ... More


Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Michael Kammen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and occasionally gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites of such ... More


Death and Burial in the Greek World

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

in Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061122
eISBN:
9780813051406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061122.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 1 is devoted to background and contextual material. It provides an overview of death rituals and burial practices in the Greek world, which includes customs derived from the mainland as well ... More


Where the Ancestors Live: Shrines and Their Meaning among the Classic Maya

Jon B. Hageman

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes the creation of ancestors in imagery and changing burial patterns in Preclassic Maya farming villages. Referencing the large corpus of Maya art and epigraphy, the chapter ... More


Feasting and Burials on the Peruvian Central Coast at the Onset of the Middle Horizon

Giancarlo Marcone

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Drawing from ethnohistorical sources, many Andean scholars have modeled Inca expansion as a highly ritualized political process, with feasting and ritual performance as its principal components. This ... More


Scattering Ashes

Mark Michael Rowe

in Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter moves outside the idiom of Buddhist graves and memorials to consider the scattering of ashes, an innovative burial practice that began around the same time as eternal memorial graves. ... More


Variety Is the Spice of Life: Introduction and Discussion

Joanne M. A. Murphy

in Death in Late Bronze Age Greece: Variations on a Theme

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190926069
eISBN:
9780190926090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926069.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

The goal of this volume is to generate discussion on the variability in burial practices in Greece during the Late Bronze Age (LBA) and to create a more nuanced understanding of the society by ... More


Claiming Social Identities in the Mortuary Landscape of the Late Bronze Age Communities of Macedonia

Sevi Triantaphyllou and Stelios Andreou

in Death in Late Bronze Age Greece: Variations on a Theme

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190926069
eISBN:
9780190926090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926069.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Burial practices in Late Bronze Age Macedonia do not manifest particularly elaborate traits in terms of grave architecture and prestigious items accompanying the dead. In contrast to practices in the ... More


Exploring Status and Identity in Later Iron Age Britain: Reinterpreting Mirror Burials

Jody Joy

in Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC: Crossing the Divide

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199567959
eISBN:
9780191804410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199567959.003.0021
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Mirror burials have been viewed as the female equivalent to male warrior burials. As mirrors were relatively rare until modern times and often impressive objects, they have been seen as indicators of ... More


The Archaeology of Ancestors

Erica Hill and Jon B. Hageman

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides an overview of archaeological approaches to ancestor veneration in the past. Two major works (by Patricia McAnany and Mary Helms) moved the study of ancestors beyond the ... More


In Search of a Better Death: Transnational Landscapes for Aging and Dying

Sarah Lynn Lopez

in The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226105130
eISBN:
9780226202952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226202952.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the material culture of aging and death for migrants facing “retirement,” whose years working to remit are behind them. Migrants live in the U.S. with persistent questions about ... More


Reflections on the Politics of Religious Freedom, with Attention to Hawaii

Greg Johnson

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using the legal battles surrounding care for ancestors in Hawaiˋi, Johnson queries whether a focus on the politics of religious freedom actually disenfranchises marginalized groups whose religious ... More


“You Can’t Take It with You”: The Sociopolitical Context of Changing Burial Traditions during the Palatial Period at Mycenae

Kim Shelton

in Death in Late Bronze Age Greece: Variations on a Theme

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190926069
eISBN:
9780190926090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926069.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Using evidence from the extensive cemeteries at the palatial center of Mycenae and at Prosymna, a second tier settlement site within the territory of Mycenae, this chapter examines the burial ... More


Burial

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The author discusses the burial practices and funerary rites of the Kuranko.


Introduction: Tragedy, the City, and Its Dead

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The introduction traces the relations between burial practices and the rise of the polis in ancient Greece to show that the creation of the city-state was accompanied by an exclusion of dead bodies ... More


Archaeological Context and Controversy: The Bones of James Unpacked

Byron R. McCane

in Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832981
eISBN:
9781469604787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895498_byrne.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the issue of authenticity. It situates the ossuary both within Jewish burial practices of the Roman period and the modern dynamics of the antiquities market. The chapter argues ... More


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