Book Charnel House

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  • Author : Andrew Pritchard
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2016-09-29
  • ISBN : 1300541210
  • Pages : 210 pages

Download or read Charnel House PDF, written by Andrew Pritchard and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2016-09-29 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following Chris, an Irish solider, and his Nepali companion Deepak, as they fight in the trenches of ww1, with social commentary about WW1 and the Industrial revolution and all the damage both did while bringing about the modern world, and the damage in a sense those events continue to do. Charnal House is an old term for a slaughter house. A building, room, or vault in which the bones or bodies of the dead are placed; a charnel: A scene or place of great physical suffering and loss of life:

Book The Collected Essays and Criticism  Volume 4

Download or read The Collected Essays and Criticism Volume 4 PDF, written by Clement Greenberg and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clement Greenberg is widely recognized as the most influential and articulate champion of modernism during its American ascendency after World War II, the period largely covered by these highly acclaimed volumes of The Collected Essays and Criticism. Volume 3: Affirmations and Refusals presents Greenberg's writings from the period between 1950 and 1956, while Volume 4: Modernism with a Vengeance gathers essays and criticism of the years 1957 to 1969. The 120 works range from little-known pieces originally appearing Vogue and Harper's Bazaar to such celebrated essays as "The Plight of Our Culture" (1953), "Modernist Painting" (1960), and "Post Painterly Abstraction" (1964). Preserved in their original form, these writings allow readers to witness the development and direction of Greenberg's criticism, from his advocacy of abstract expressionism to his enthusiasm for color-field painting. With the inclusion of critical exchanges between Greenberg and F. R. Leavis, Fairfield Porter, Thomas B. Hess, Herbert Read, Max Kozloff, and Robert Goldwater, these volumes are essential sources in the ongoing debate over modern art. For each volume, John O'Brian has furnished an introduction, a selected bibliography, and a brief summary of events that places the criticism in its artistic and historical context.

Book Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance

Download or read Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance PDF, written by P. L. Jacob and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Materiality and Spatiality of Death  Burial and Commemoration

Download or read The Materiality and Spatiality of Death Burial and Commemoration PDF, written by Christoph Klaus Streb and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-29 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Death, dying and burial produce artefacts and occur in spatial contexts. The interplay between such materiality and the bereaved who commemorate the dead yields interpretations and creates meanings that can change over time. Materiality is more than simple matter, void of meaning or relevance. The apparent inanimate has meaning. It is charged with significance, has symbolic and interpretative value—perhaps a form of selfhood, which originates from the interaction with the animate. In our case, gravestones, bodily remains and the spatial order of the cemetery are explored for their material agency and relational constellations with human perceptions and actions. Consciously and unconsciously, by interacting with such materiality, one is creating meaning, while materiality retroactively provides a form of agency. Spatiality provides more than a mere context: it permits and shapes such interaction. Thus, artefacts, mementos and memorials are exteriorised, materialised, and spatialized forms of human activity: they can be understood as cultural forms, the function of which is to sustain social life. However, they are also the medium through which values, ideas and criteria of social distinction are reproduced, legitimised, or transformed. This book will explore this interplay by going beyond the consideration of simple grave artefacts on the one hand and graveyards as a space on the other hand, to examine the specific interrelationships between materiality, spatiality, the living, and the dead. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Mortality.

Book Gathering Hopewell

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  • Author : Christopher Carr
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-03-30
  • ISBN : 0387273271
  • Pages : 818 pages

Download or read Gathering Hopewell PDF, written by Christopher Carr and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-03-30 with total page 818 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the most socially and personally vocal archaeological remains on the North American continent are the massive and often complexly designed earthen architecture of Hopewellian peoples of two thousand years ago, their elaborately embellished works of art made of glistening metals and stones from faraway places, and their highly formalized mortuaries. In this book, twenty-one researchers in interwoven efforts immerse themselves and the reader in this vibrant archaeological record in order to richly reconstruct the societies, rituals, and ritual interactions of Hopewellian peoples. By finding the faces, actions, and motivations of Hopewellian peoples as individuals who constructed knowable social roles, the authors explore, in a personalized and locally contextualized manner, the details of Hopewellian life: leadership, its sacred and secular power bases, recruitment, and formalization over time; systems of social ranking and prestige; animal-totemic clan organization, kinship structures, and sodalities; gender roles, prestige, work load, and health; community organization in its tri-scalar residential, symbolic, and demographic forms; intercommunity alliances and changes in their strategies and expanses over time; and interregional travels for power questing, pilgrimage, healing, tutelage, and acquiring ritual knowledge. This book is useful to scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates interested in the workings and development of social complexity at local and interregional scales, recent theoretical developments in the anthropology of the topics listed above, the prehistory of eastern North America, its history of intellectual development, and Native American ritual, symbolism, and belief.

Book Saving the Souls of Medieval London

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  • Author : Dr Marie-Hélène Rousseau
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2013-07-28
  • ISBN : 1409482073
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read Saving the Souls of Medieval London PDF, written by Dr Marie-Hélène Rousseau and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-07-28 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London. It was the mother church of the diocese, a principal landowner in the capital and surrounding countryside, and a theatre for the enactment of events of national importance. The cathedral was also a powerhouse of commemoration and intercession, where prayers and requiem masses were offered on a massive scale for the salvation of the living and the dead. This spiritual role of St Paul's Cathedral was carried out essentially by the numerous chantry priests working and living in its precinct. Chantries were pious foundations, through which donors, clerks or lay, male or female, endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses for the benefit of their souls. At St Paul's Cathedral, they were first established in the late twelfth century and, until they were dissolved in 1548, they contributed greatly to the daily life of the cathedral. They enhanced the liturgical services offered by the cathedral, increased the number of the clerical members associated with it, and intensified relations between the cathedral and the city of London. Using the large body of material from the cathedral archives, this book investigates the chantries and their impacts on the life, services and clerical community of the cathedral, from their foundation in the early thirteenth century to the dissolution. It demonstrates the flexibility and adaptability of these pious foundations and the various contributions they made to medieval society; and sheds light on the men who played a role which, until the abolition of the chantries in 1548, was seen to be crucial to the spiritual well-being of medieval London.

Book Archaeology in America  An Encyclopedia  4 volumes

Download or read Archaeology in America An Encyclopedia 4 volumes PDF, written by Linda S. Cordell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.

Book Cremation and the Archaeology of Death

Download or read Cremation and the Archaeology of Death PDF, written by Jessica Cerezo-Román and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-24 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fiery transformation of the dead is replete in our popular culture and Western modernity's death ways, and yet it is increasingly evident how little this disposal method is understood by archaeologists and students of cognate disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In this regard, the archaeological study of cremation has much to offer. Cremation is a fascinating and widespread theme and entry-point in the exploration of the variability of mortuary practices among past societies. Seeking to challenge simplistic narratives of cremation in the past and present, the studies in this volume seek to confront and explore the challenges of interpreting the variability of cremation by contending with complex networks of modern allusions and imaginings of cremations past and present and ongoing debates regarding how we identify and interpret cremation in the archaeological record. Using a series of original case studies, the book investigates the archaeological traces of cremation in a varied selection of prehistoric and historic contexts from the Mesolithic to the present in order to explore cremation from a practice-oriented and historically situated perspective.

Book Antient Funeral Monuments  of Great Britain  Ireland  and the Islands Adjacent

Download or read Antient Funeral Monuments of Great Britain Ireland and the Islands Adjacent PDF, written by John Weever and published by . This book was released on 1767 with total page 828 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Singing the Resurrection

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  • Author : Erin M. Lambert
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 019066164X
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read Singing the Resurrection PDF, written by Erin M. Lambert and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Singing the Resurrection brings music to the foreground of Reformation studies, as author Erin Lambert explores song as a primary mode for the expression of belief among ordinary Europeans in the sixteenth century, for the embodiment of individual piety, and the creation of new communities of belief. Together, resurrection and song reveal how sixteenth-century Christians--from learned theologians to ordinary artisans, and Anabaptist martyrs to Reformed Christians facing exile--defined belief not merely as an assertion or affirmation but as a continuous, living practice. Thus these voices, raised in song, tell a story of the Reformation that reaches far beyond the transformation from one community of faith to many. With case studies drawn from each of the major confessions of the Reformation--Lutheran, Anabaptist, Reformed, and Catholic--Singing the Resurrection reveals sixteenth-century belief in its full complexity.

Book Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

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  • Author : Robert A. Birmingham
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2000-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780299168742
  • Pages : 276 pages

Download or read Indian Mounds of Wisconsin PDF, written by Robert A. Birmingham and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2000-10-16 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More mounds were built by ancient Native American societies in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America--between 15,000 and 20,000 mounds, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Most impressive are the effigy mounds, huge earthworks sculpted into the shapes of birds, animals, and other forms, not found anywhere else in the world in such concentrations. This book, written for general readers but incorporating the most recent research, offers a comprehensive overview of these intriguing earthworks and answers the questions, Who built the mounds? When and why were they built? The archaeological record indicates that most ancient societies in the upper Midwest built mounds of various kinds sometime between about 800 B.C. and A.D. 1200; the effigy mounds were probably built between A.D. 800 and A.D. 1200. Using evidence drawn from archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, the traditions and beliefs of present-day Native Americans in the Midwest, and recent research and theories of other archaeologists, Birmingham and Eisenberg present an important new interpretation of the effigy mound groups as "cosmological maps" that model ancient belief systems and social relations. It is likely that the distant ancestors of several present-day Native American groups were among the mound-building societies, in part because these groups’ current clan structures and beliefs are similar to the symbolism represented in the effigy mounds. Indian Mounds of Wisconsin includes a travel guide to sites that can be visited by the public, including many in state, county, and local parks.

Book The Journal of the Society of Estate Clerks of Works

Download or read The Journal of the Society of Estate Clerks of Works PDF, written by Society of Estate Clerks of Works, London and published by . This book was released on 1897 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Between Jerusalem and Europe

Download or read Between Jerusalem and Europe PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between Jerusalem and Europe: Essays in Honour of Bianca Kühnel analyses how Jerusalem is translated into the visual and material culture of Europe, and in what ways European encounters with the city have shaped its holy sites.

Book The Spiro Ceremonial Center

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  • Author : James A. Brown
  • Release : 1996-01-01
  • ISBN : 0915703394
  • Pages : 784 pages

Download or read The Spiro Ceremonial Center PDF, written by James A. Brown and published by U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Transformation by Fire

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  • Author : Gabriel Cooney
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 2014-11-27
  • ISBN : 0816531145
  • Pages : 332 pages

Download or read Transformation by Fire PDF, written by Gabriel Cooney and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2014-11-27 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transformation by Fire offers a current assessment of the archaeological research on the widespread social practice of cremation. Editors Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney chart a path for the development of interpretive archaeology surrounding this complex social process.

Book Skulls and Skeletons

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  • Author : Christine Quigley
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780786410682
  • Pages : 276 pages

Download or read Skulls and Skeletons PDF, written by Christine Quigley and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of the parts of the human body, the bones have a unique durability that lends itself to collection. Provided a body has not been cremated, the skeletal remains can be recovered even millions of years after death, cleaned of flesh and debris, studied at length, and stored indefinitely without the maintenance that wet specimens require. Motivations for collecting human skeletal material range from the practical (in anthropology, medicine, forensics) to the ritualistic (phrenology, in the relics of martyrs and saints). This book is an examination of those motivations and the collections they have brought about--catacombs, ossuaries, mass graves, prehistoric excavations, private collections, and institutions. The book contains sections on procuring, handling, storing, transporting, cleaning, and identifying skeletal remains. The repatriation of remains and legislation covering the topic are also addressed.

Book Burying the Dead

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  • Author : Lorraine Evans
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release : 2020-12-14
  • ISBN : 1526706695
  • Pages : 216 pages

Download or read Burying the Dead PDF, written by Lorraine Evans and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2020-12-14 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An archeological study of burial grounds across England, shedding light on pagan executions, the Black Death, and much more. In the heart of North Yorkshire, at a place called Walkington Wold, archeologists unearthed twelve skeletons—ten without heads. Later examination revealed the place to be a cemetery for ancient Anglo-Saxons who had been sentenced to death. In the Middle Ages, those who committed suicide were subjected to desecration, a practice that went largely unrecorded. While plague pits, mass graves for victims of the Black Death, have only recently started betraying their secrets. Although unpalatable to some, these burial grounds are an important record of cultural history and social change. Burying the Dead explores how these sites reveal the attitudes, practices, and beliefs of the people who made them.