Encyclopedia of Cremation

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Art - 516 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation whilst also presenting cremation as a universal practice. Tracing ancient and classical cremation sites, historical and contemporary cremation processes and procedures of both scientific and legal kind, the encyclopedia also includes sections on specific cremation rituals, architecture, art and text.
 

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Contents

AZ Entries
1
Cremation Statistics
431
A Chronology of Cremation
457
Cremation Society Archive Sources
474

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About the author (2010)

Douglas J. Davies is Professor in the Study of Religion at the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. He is the author of numerous books including The Mormon Culture of Salvation (2000) and Death, Ritual and Belief (2002).

Lewis Mates completed his PhD at Newcastle University and is currently researching Labour Party activism in the post-war period.

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