Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480-1750 / Edition 1

Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480-1750 / Edition 1

by Ralph Houlbrooke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198208766

ISBN-13: 9780198208761

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this study, Ralph Houlbrooke shows how the religious upheavals of the early modern period brought dramatic changes to the human response towards death, affecting the last rites, funerals, and ways of remembering the dead. He examines the interaction between religious innovation and the continuing need for reassurance and consolation on the part of the dying and the

Overview

In this study, Ralph Houlbrooke shows how the religious upheavals of the early modern period brought dramatic changes to the human response towards death, affecting the last rites, funerals, and ways of remembering the dead. He examines the interaction between religious innovation and the continuing need for reassurance and consolation on the part of the dying and the bereaved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198208761
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xi
Note xiv
Introduction 1(4)
The Face of Death
5(23)
The Hereafter
28(29)
Preparation for Death
57(24)
The Making of Wills
81(29)
Last Wills and Testaments: Form and Contents
110(37)
Last Rites and the Craft of Dying
147(36)
Good Deaths and Bad
183(37)
Grief and Mourning
220(35)
Funerals
255(40)
Funeral Sermons
295(36)
Burial and Commemoration
331(41)
Conclusion 372(13)
Appendices 385(4)
Bibliography 389(32)
Index 421

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