Book ID: CBB931440342

Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin, 1500 to the Present (2016)


Griffith, Lisa Marie (Editor)
Wallace, Ciaran (Editor)

Four Courts Press

Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 268 pp.
Language: English

Grave Matters examines the universal subject of death - looking at the particular experience of death, burial and commemoration in Dublin since the 16th century. Using death as a way of understanding social conditions, these essays consider the role of the public funeral in establishing political hierarchies, the fate of the city's poor during the era of the penal laws and the survival of the death penalty to 1990. Contributions also explore the meanings behind humble headstones and elaborate memorials and investigate post-mortem photography. [Subject: Death & Burial, History, Social Class & Social Customs, Ireland]

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Review Ciara Breathnach (2017) Review of "Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin, 1500 to the Present". Social History of Medicine (pp. 709-711). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Troyer, John
Jenner, Mark S. R.
Jalland, Pat
Podgorny, Irina
Ahrén, Eva
Brown, Elizabeth A. R.
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
English Historical Review
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Medicina Historica
MIT Press
University of New South Wales Press
University of Rochester Press
University of Minnesota
University of Illinois Press
SISMEL edizioni del Galluzzo
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Human body
Public health
Barnes, Carl L.
Kantorowicz, Ernst Hartwig
Giesey, Ralph E.
Borgognoni, Teodorico
Shakespeare, William
Keats, John
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
Early modern
18th century
20th century, early
United States

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