The Hour of Our Death: The Classic History of Western Attitudes Toward Death over the Last One Thousand Years Philippe Ariès

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The Hour of Our Death: The Classic History of Western Attitudes Toward Death over the Last One Thousand Years  by  Philippe Ariès

The Hour of Our Death: The Classic History of Western Attitudes Toward Death over the Last One Thousand Years by Philippe Ariès
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In this enduring classic, Philippe Ariès brings death out of the shadows and into historys mainstream. With unrivaled skill, he explores how over the last millennium the response to death and dying has changed dramatically in Europe, western Russia,MoreIn this enduring classic, Philippe Ariès brings death out of the shadows and into historys mainstream. With unrivaled skill, he explores how over the last millennium the response to death and dying has changed dramatically in Europe, western Russia, and America, sometimes initiating, sometimes reflecting social shifts and progress.Under Airèss incisive scrutiny, Church observances, pilgrimage and penance, and folk beliefs spring into high relief.

Archaic funeral ceremonies, the architecture of tombs, and images of the deceased in stone or paint regain often lost meanings- the libre vitae, the artes morendi, and the danse macabre are stripped of mystery, and their purpose and power made plain.

Through a rich array of journals and letters from all periods and classes, as well as religious and secular literature from Dante to Tolstoy and Twain, Aries demonstrates societys concern for reassurance against the finality of death and the individuals search for consolation.Ariès brilliantly analyzes death in the contemporary world in which the hospital, suburban chapel, and crematorium have replaced the bedside, priest, and wake.

As his richly documented, finely illustrated, and engagingly written masterpiece confirms, death and dying have inspired much of the literature of—and art that forms—our cultural heritage.



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