The Empire of Death

A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses
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Introduction: A Dialogue with Death . 1. Ars Moriendi: The Early Charnel Houses . 2. The Golden Age: Counter-Reformation Macabre . 3. The Triumph of Death: Nineteenth-Century Visions in Bone . 4. Heavenly Souls: Spiritualism and Mythology in The Bone Pile . 5. Forget Me Not: Ossuaries as Commemorative Sites . 6. Resurrecting the Dead: Conservation and Reconstruction
From bone fetishism in the ancient world to painted skulls in Austria and Bavaria: an unusual and compelling work of cultural history.
Autor: Paul Koudounaris
Paul Koudounaris has a doctorate in Art History from the University of California and has written widely on European ossuaries and charnel houses for both academic and popular journals.

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Autor: Paul Koudounaris
ISBN-13 :: 9780500251782
ISBN: 0500251789
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.10.2011
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Gewicht: 1608g
Seiten: 224
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 316x235x27 mm, With 290 illustrations
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