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Pantomime Actresses in Latin Inscriptions

John H. Starks

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A discussion of the evidence that, even before the Byzantine period, there were also female pantomime dancers on the Roman scene. Despite the terminological confusion created by the variety of terms ... More


Gravestones, Obituaries, Epitaphs

Karen Chase

in The Victorians and Old Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the way old age is given form after death. By the end of the century it became more common to associate death with old age since mortality among the young had been greatly ... More


The History of the Freemasons in Hong Kong

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the history of the freemasons in Hong Kong by looking at the Freemason symbols found on the graves of the members. There are, however, some freemasons who opted not to include ... 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


French Protestants in South Carolina: The Archaeology of a European Ethnic Minority

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Although historical archaeologists are paying increased attention to the contributions of non-Europeans to the development of American culture, there is less focus on the role played by non-English ... More


Introduction

David J. Stewart

in The Sea Their Graves: An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037349
eISBN:
9780813041575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037349.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces sailoring as a distinct occupational culture. One of the problems of trying to study maritime culture from the past is the absence of written records. This study circumvents ... More


Portraits in Stone

Jennifer Van Horn

in Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Elite residents of Charleston, South Carolina, sought a unique means of memorializing their dead: gravestones embellished with bust-length depictions of the deceased. Commissioned from stone carvers ... More


Introduction – Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Nicholas J. Evans and Angela McCarthy

in Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474473781
eISBN:
9781474491273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473781.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the historical use of headstones and epitaphs in the commemoration of death during the period of British overseas imperialism between c.1608 and ... More


Imposing Identity: Death Markers to ‘English’ People in Barbados, 1627–1838

Nicholas J. Evans

in Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474473781
eISBN:
9781474491273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473781.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The headstones and epitaphs marking the death of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish settlers on the Caribbean island of Barbados provide one of the earliest and most complete examples of British ... More


Scottish Gravestones in Ceylon in Comparative Perspective

Angela McCarthy

in Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474473781
eISBN:
9781474491273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473781.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In the nineteenth century, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) was acclaimed as a ‘Scotch’ colony due especially to Scottish influence in the coffee and tea enterprises. Yet if Scottish ethnicity was hailed for ... More


Conclusion

Angela McCarthy and Nicholas J. Evans

in Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474473781
eISBN:
9781474491273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473781.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This concluding chapter synthesises the key findings and theoretical points raised in this multidisciplinary collection and reinforces the richness and diversity of memorialisation at home and abroad ... More


A Short History of Reburial: Patterns of Change Over Time

in Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Reburial has been associated with possession and memorialization. It involved matters of reputation, memory, pride of ownership, sentiments concerning the most suitable venue, the commercial ... More


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