Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650

Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650

by C. Tait

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349432714
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Edition description: 1st ed. 2002
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

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 Contents

List 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

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