Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2012

196 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195380972

Bookseller Code (06)


Antiquity and Its Legacy

Mario Erasmo

Ancients & Moderns

  • Compares ancient and contemporary rituals and memorials
  • Examines what causes a change in social burial rites and examines how urbanization, economic factors, and the rise of individualism play a part
  • Explores ancient and contemporary rituals such as: preparing the corpse of the deceased; holding a memorial service; the practice of cremation and of burial in "resting places"; impromptu roadside shrines; "virtual" memorials; and embalmment of the deceased

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