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The Presence of the Dead: Memory and Obligation Before the Reformation

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the religious and cultural significance of the dead in later 15th and early 16th-century England. It explains the late medieval theology of purgatory, and its diffusion in ... More


Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Timothy Chesters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Caught in the grip of savage religious war, fear of sorcery and the devil, and a deepening crisis of epistemological uncertainty, the intellectual climate of late Renaissance France (c. 1550–1610) ... More


Revenants and Migrants: Hardy, Butler, Woolf and Sebald: British Academy Lecture

Gillian Beer

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses how far during the twentieth-century writers have trusted memory as good. It compares the longing mistrust of Hardy's poem ‘The Voice’ with the serene re-embodiment of Mrs. ... More


Les Revenants, Tignes, and the Return of Post-war Modernisation

Catherine E. Clark and Brian R. Jacobson

in France in Flux: Space, Territory and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941787
eISBN:
9781789623239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941787.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reads the French television hit Les Revenants (The Returned, Canal+, 2012-2015) as a parable of the uneasy legacy of France’s “Trente glorieuses,” the period of rapid economic growth ... More


“The Natural Sepulchre of a Sailor”: Burial at Sea as Ritual Performance

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/9780813037349.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Although numerous descriptions of burials at sea have been published, the functions and meanings of the ritual remain largely unexplored by scholars. To sailors, the ritual held great symbolic ... More


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