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Separation: The Moment of Death and the Lying-in-State

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although a state funeral in France was a public event, its point of departure was always private: the house or the apartment where the great man had lived and where, usually, he had died. This ... More


Transition: The Procession and the City

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Rituals that have transformative power in modern society are rituals of presentation, which operate upon the social order by their sheer magnitude. However, they are capable of achieving the required ... More


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