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    I picked this up because I kept seeing it referenced in the bibliographies of books on cemetery history The Space of Death is heavy of the theory of cemeteries Chapters are called The Vegetal Setting of Death and Functionalism and Death but for the most part it isn't a dry textbook I'm not sure if that can be attributed to the author or the translatorBecause it was originally written in French French cemeteries and their places in French history predominate Which is fascinating if you're curious about the Cemetery of the Holy Innocents or Pere Lachaise It went over the French Revolution and the cycles of execution in such detail that I skipped aheadStill if you have the patience for it the book is full of material I've read nowhere else For instance early Christians were buried nude inside their winding sheets Churchmen were the first to be buried in their clothes no doubt believing it to be decent Did I mention the author's sense of humor? In the 17th and 18th centuries monuments in churches ceased to be three dimensional and instead backed against the wall forcing viewers to stand and look at them from the front like theater tableaux Before 1920 rural villages of France had only three approved subjects for public art the fountain the crucifix and the virgin Only after World War I did memorials to the dead become acceptableOverall this remarkable book was very worth tracking down


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Ums History 3 Funeral rites and ceremonies History 4 Cemeteries History 5 Tombs France History 6 Mausoleums France History 7 Funeral rites and ceremonies France History 8 Cemeteries France History I TitleISBN 0 8139 0995 3

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Translation copyright 1983 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia First published 1983Originally published in 1981 as L'espace de la mort Essai sur l'architecture la décoration et l'urbanisme funéraires

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By Michel Ragoncopyright Editions Albin Michel 1981Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication DataRagon MichalThe world of the deadTranslation of L'espace de la mortBibliography pIncludes index1 Tombs History 2 Mausole