The Work Of The Dead

Autore: Thomas Walter Laqueur
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ISBN: 9780691157788
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The meaning of our concern for mortal remains--from antiquity through the twentieth century The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes's argument. No culture has been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters--for individuals, communities, and nations. A remarkably ambitious history, The Work of the Dead offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book draws on a vast range of sources--from mortuary archaeology, medical tracts, letters, songs, poems, and novels to painting and landscapes in order to recover the work that the dead do for the living: making human communities that connect the past and the future. Laqueur shows how the churchyard became the dominant resting place of the dead during the Middle Ages and why the cemetery largely supplanted it during the modern period. He traces how and why since the nineteenth century we have come to gather the names of the dead on great lists and memorials and why being buried without a name has become so disturbing. And finally, he tells how modern cremation, begun as a fantasy of stripping death of its history, ultimately failed--and how even the ashes of the victims of the Holocaust have been preserved in culture. A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history.

The Work Of The Dead

Autore: Thomas W. Laqueur
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691180938
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The meaning of our concern for mortal remains—from antiquity through the twentieth century The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes's argument. No culture has been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters—for individuals, communities, and nations. A remarkably ambitious history, The Work of the Dead offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book draws on a vast range of sources—from mortuary archaeology, medical tracts, letters, songs, poems, and novels to painting and landscapes in order to recover the work that the dead do for the living: making human communities that connect the past and the future. Laqueur shows how the churchyard became the dominant resting place of the dead during the Middle Ages and why the cemetery largely supplanted it during the modern period. He traces how and why since the nineteenth century we have come to gather the names of the dead on great lists and memorials and why being buried without a name has become so disturbing. And finally, he tells how modern cremation, begun as a fantasy of stripping death of its history, ultimately failed—and how even the ashes of the victims of the Holocaust have been preserved in culture. A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history.

The Dead Mother

Autore: Gregorio Kohon
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134709005
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The Dead Mother brings together original essays in honour of André Green. Written by distinguished psychoanalysts, the collection develops the theme of his most famous paper of the same title, and describes the value of the dead mother to other areas of clinical interest: psychic reality, borderline phenomena, passions and identification. The concept of the 'dead mother' describes a clinical phenomenon, sometimes difficult to identify, but always present in a substantial number of patients. It describes a process by which the image of a living and loving mother is transformed into a distant figure; a toneless, practically inanimate, dead parent. In reality, the mother remains alive, but she has psychically 'died' for the child. This produces a depression in the child, who carries these feelings within him into adult life, as the experience of the loss of the mother's love is followed by the loss of meaning in life. Nothing makes sense any more for the child, but life seems to continue under the appearance of normality. The Dead Mother is a valuable contribution to literature on psychoanalytic and psychotheraputic approaches to grief, loss and depression.

The Dead Boxer The Works Of William Carleton Volume Two

Autore: William Carleton
Editore: tredition
ISBN: 3847204688
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Works Of Mr Thomas Brown Letters From The Dead To The Living And From The Living To The Dead

Autore: Thomas Brown
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The Works Of Mrs Elizabeth Rowe Letters From The Dead To The Living Letters Moral Entertaining Pts 1 2

Autore: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
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An Introduction To The Work Of A Medical Examiner

Autore: John J. Miletich
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275995089
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Takes readers into the fascinating world of the medical examiner, who must determine cause of death, and explains the systems and tools used to determine if death was natural, accidental, suicide or murder.

Repentance From Dead Works

Autore: Stanley B. Mathurin
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493129589
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When the deeds of the flesh are not willing to surrender to our spirit man, the final product of our labor is dead works. As long as our flesh is the dominant influence in our life, we are disconnected from God, the Creator of Heaven and earth. Disconnection from God produces dead works leading to both spiritual and physical death. We cannot allow the unfruitful works of darkness to dictate who we are and run our life. We can only be all that God wants us to be when we put the deeds of the flesh aside and take them into the Blood to be washed, sanctified and justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of God. There is no other way by which we are able to come before the presence of Adonai, for we are not prepared for absolute glory! Therefore, repent. Turn away from your dead works. Don’t labor in vain. Silence the flesh while the spirit man speaks. And while your spirit man speaks, listen and obey! Hear and do! Then Heaven will be your home. Commit to your memory 1 Timothy 4:16 to continue living in the Word of the Lord: “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.”

So You Want To Work With The Ancient And Recent Dead

Autore: J. M. Bedell
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582705461
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Have you ever been excited by forensic science or psyched to dig up fossils? This comprehensive guide reveals a whole host of careers in the underrated world of the no-longer-living. Covering everything from well known jobs like archaeologists, morticians, coroners, and forensic scientists to the not-so-well-known professions like studying dead stars and planets to playing a zombie on TV, So, You Want to Work With the Ancient and Recent Dead? uncovers a treasure trove of occupational opportunities. In addition to tips and interviews from professionals in the industry, So, You Want to Work With the Ancient and Recent Dead? includes inspiring stories from kids who are working toward an exciting career in the area of “dead things” as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you unearth your interests and discover a successful career.

The Collected Works Of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Six

Autore: Chogyam Trungpa
Editore: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821552
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

The Fate Of The Dead

Autore: R. B. Bauckham
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004112032
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These pioneering studies of personal eschatology in the Jewish and Christian apocalypses, including those neglected apocalypses which focus on life after death, make an important contribution to understanding ideas and images of the hereafter in early Judaism and Christianity.

Caring For The Souls Of The Dead

Autore: Heinz Grill
Editore: Lammers-Koll-Verlag GbR
ISBN: 3935925549
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The Works Of John Hunter F R S

Autore: John Hunter
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108079571
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This five-volume collection of the writings of the distinguished surgeon and anatomist John Hunter was published between 1835 and 1837.

The Works Of William Huntington To The Close Of The Year Mdcccvi

Autore: William Huntington (works.)
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The Works Of That Eminent Servant Of Christ Mr John Bunyan The Holy War The Desire Of The Righteous Granted The Saint S Privilege And Profit Christ A Compleat Saviour The Saints Knowledge Of Christ S Love A Discourse Of The House Of The Forest Of Lebanon Of Anti Christ And His Ruin Saved By Grace Christian Behaviour A Discourse Touching Prayer The Strait Gate Some Gospel Truths Opened A Vindication Of Gospel Truths Opened Light For Them That Sit In Darkness Instruction For The Ignorant The Holy City The Resurrection Of The Dead And Eternal Judgment A Caution To Stir Up To Watch Against Sin An Exposition On The Ten First Chapters Of Genesis And Part Of The Eleventh The Work Of Jesus Christ As An Advocate Seasonable Counsel Divine Emblems Mr Bunyan S Last Sermon Ebal And Gerizzim Prison Meditations

Autore: John Bunyan
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The Influence Of The Dead On Destiny

Autore: Rudolf Steiner
Editore: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880108363
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The Works Of Robert Leighton

Autore: Robert Leighton (abp. of Glasgow.)
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The Works Of Samuel Clarke Sermons On Several Subjects Eighteen Sermons On Several Occasions Sixteen Sermons On The Being And Attributes Of God The Obligations Of Natural Religion And The Truth And Certainty Of The Christian Revelation

Autore: Samuel Clarke
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The House Of The Dead

Autore: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915862
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In January 1850 Dostoyevsky was sent to a remote Siberian prison camp for his part in a political conspiracy. The four years he spent there, startlingly re-created in The House of the Dead, were the most agonizing of his life. In this fictionalized account he recounts his soul-destroying incarceration through the cool, detached tones of his narrator, Aleksandr Petrovich Goryanchikov: the daily battle for survival, the wooden plank beds, the cabbage soup swimming with cockroaches, his strange ‘family’ of boastful, ugly, cruel convicts. Yet The House of the Dead is far more than a work of documentary realism: it is also a powerful novel of redemption, describing one man’s spiritual and moral death and the miracle of his gradual reawakening.