The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death

The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death

by Timothy Taylor
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0807046671

ISBN-13: 9780807046678

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Beacon

Do cannibals exist? Is there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. This book is a radical adventure into the sepulchral world.

Overview

Do cannibals exist? Is there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. This book is a radical adventure into the sepulchral world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807046678
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Introduction: Sentiments and Chronologies1
Chapter 1Ascending Underground17
Chapter 2A Skeleton Illuminated by Lightning39
Chapter 3The Edible Dead56
Chapter 4The Foreign Witness86
Chapter 5Welcome to Weirdworld113
Chapter 6Vexed Ghosts144
Chapter 7Annihilation170
Chapter 8Beyond the Pavlov Hills193
Chapter 9An Unexpected Vampire223
Chapter 10The Singing Bone249
Conclusion: Visceral Insulation273
Notes289
Bibliography317
Index345

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >