Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present

Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present

by Philippe Ariès
     
 

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"Ariès traces Western man's attitudes toward mortality from the early medieval conception of death as the familiar collective destiny of the human race to the modern tendency, so pronounced in industrial societies, to hide death as if it were an embarrassing family secret." -- Newsweek

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"Ariès traces Western man's attitudes toward mortality from the early medieval conception of death as the familiar collective destiny of the human race to the modern tendency, so pronounced in industrial societies, to hide death as if it were an embarrassing family secret." -- Newsweek

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Robert Darnton
An astounding story, told with the incisiveness and mastery characteristic of Aries' work. New York Review of Books
Newsweek
Ariès traces Western man's attitudes toward mortality from the early medieval conception of death as the familiar collective destiny of the human race to the modern tendency, so pronounced in industrial societies, to hide death as if it were an embarrassing family secret.

New York Review of Books - Robert Darnton
An astounding story, told with the incisiveness and mastery characteristic of Ariès's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421400570
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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