Death and Dying in the Middle Ages

Synopsis

"Death and Dying in the Middle Ages examines medical facts and communal arrangements, as well as religious and popular beliefs and rituals concerning the end of life in Western societies. It studies literary and artistic imaging and the underlying philosophical and theological convictions that shaped medieval attitudes toward death. A collection of eighteen articles by contributors in the Western hemisphere, this new compendium on death and its implications will interest the specialist, the student and teacher of cultural history, religion, folklore, psychology, literature, and art, and also the general public." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Edelgard E. Dubruck
  • Yves Ferroul
  • Christine Guidera
  • Kornelia Imesch
  • Franco Mormando
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999