Western Attitudes Toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present

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Price
$23.95
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.19 X 0.46 X 8.0 inches | 0.34 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780801817625
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About the Author

Philippe Ariès (1914-1984) was a French historian best known for his book Centuries of Childhood, the seminal study that launched historical scholarship on childhood and family life in the Western world.

Reviews

Ariès traces Western man's attitudes toward mortality from the early medieval conception of death as the familiar collective destiny of the human race to the modern tendency, so pronounced in industrial societies, to hide death as if it were an embarrassing family secret.

-- "Newsweek"

An astounding story, told with the incisiveness and mastery characteristic of Ariès's work.

--Robert Darnton "New York Review of Books"