This book is the first detailed examination of death in early modern Ireland. It deals with the process of dying, the conduct of funerals, the arrangement of burials, the private and public commemoration of the dead, and ideas about the afterlife. It further considers ways in which the living fashioned ceremonies of death and the reputations of the dead to support their own ends. It will be of interest to those concerned with Irish history and death studies generally.
About the Author
CLODAGH TAIT is a Lecturer in History at the University College Dublin, Ireland. Her published articles deal with aspects of death, commemoration and Catholic martyrdom in early modern Ireland.
Table of ContentsList of Figures and Maps List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction Dying Well From Death to Burial Burial Location and Society The Politics of Disinterment The Nature and Uses of Funerary Monuments Funerary Monuments and Society: Family, Honour and Death Afterlives Conclusion Select Bibliography Index