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By Lewis H. Mates, Douglas J. Davies

The "Encyclopedia of Cremation" is the 1st significant reference source thinking about cremation. Spanning many global cultures it files nearby histories, ideological routine and prime contributors that fostered cremation while additionally proposing cremation as a common perform. Tracing historical and classical cremation websites, historic and modern cremation methods and strategies of either clinical and felony sort, the encyclopedia additionally contains sections on particular cremation rituals, structure, artwork and textual content. gains within the quantity contain: a normal advent and editorial introductions to sub-sections by way of Douglas Davies', a world expert in dying stories; appendices of global cremation facts and a chronology of cremation; cross-referencing pathways throughout the entries through the index; person access bibliographies; and illustrations. This significant overseas reference paintings is usually a necessary resource booklet for college students at the starting to be variety of death-studies classes and wider reviews in faith, anthropology or sociology.

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Oh, that I cannot prove; A nothing, a mere chance, oft gives him life again. Goethe punctuates two fears: first, the primal, universal apprehension of being the victim of a living inhumation; and, second, the fear arising from the uncertainty of the living that they may have been fooled by apparent death into wrongly burying a loved one. A more obscure understanding of apparent death may be attached to the Christian doctrine of the resurrection of the literal body. In this context, while the physical body is dead in every earthly sense, Christianity interprets it to be in a temporary state of repose, waiting for divine reanimation on the Day of Judgement described in the book of Revelation.

This is particularly clear at Athens, Lefkandi, Medeon, Knossos and other central Cretan sites, as well as at Torone (Chalcidice), which appears to be a ‘Greek’ settlement in a previously ‘non-Greek’ region. Occasional examples occur elsewhere, particularly in other parts of Crete and in Caria (which may reflect continuing influence from SECTION 1 Encyclopedia 12/10/05 12:21 pm Page 7 Ancient Greece the native Anatolian tradition), and rarely at the great tumulus cemetery of Vergina (ancient Aigai) in Macedonia (which may reflect a response to contacts with communities further south).

Dickinson References Dickinson, O. (1994), The Aegean Bronze Age, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. C. and Boardman, J. (1971), Greek Burial Customs, London: Thames and Hudson. H. (1990), ‘Dust and Damn’d Oblivion: A Study of Cremation in Ancient Greece’, Annual of the British School at Athens, 85: 271–99. C. ) (2001), Καυ´ σεις στην εποχη´ του Χαλκου´ και την πρωιμη´ εποχη´ του Σιδη´ρου SECTION 1 Encyclopedia 8 12/10/05 12:21 pm Page 8 Animals Athens: University of Crete and Mesogeiaki Archaeological Society.

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