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“To Comfort the Living”: The Household Choreography of Death and Mourning

Lauren F. Winner

in A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that when faced with death, Anglican gentry turned to practices of dying and mourning which were, in the earlier sense of the term, comfortable. They comforted the dying and the ... More


A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren Winner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners' lives and religious practices. The author ... More


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