An examination of funeral customs and burial practices, dating from ancient times through the late Victorian and early modern era, "Funeral Customs" is a classic in the field of necrology, an exhaustive examination of the cult of mourning and remembrance. Why do we memorialize the dead in the way that we do? How did such strange customs develop over the centuries? For all the grim souls seeking out an answer to these and other troubling questions, questions as to the nature of death, grief, burial and the riddle of life itself, this book is one that will not fail to capture their intellectual and emotional faculties. Death is the inexorable end of life; this book shows where that final journey might lead.
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