Death, Religion and the Family in England, 1480-1750 by Ralph A. Houlbrooke
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Death, Religion and the Family in England, 1480-1750
By Ralph A. Houlbrooke

Death, Religion and the Family in England, 1480-1750

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Death, Religion and the Family in England, 1480-1750 by Ralph A. Houlbrooke

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The interest and importance of the social history of death have been increasingly recognized during the last thirty years. Ralph Houlbrooke examines the effects of religious change on the English 'way of death' between 1480 and 1750. He discusses relatively neglected aspects of the subject, such as the death-bed, will making, and the last rites. He also examines the rich variety of commemorative media and practices and is the first to describe the development of the English funeral sermon between the late Middle Ages and the eighteenth century. Dr Houlbrooke shows how the need of the living to remember the dead remained important throughout the later medieval and early modern periods, even though its justification and means of expression changed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198217619
ISBN-10: 0198217617
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 148mm x 37mm)
Pages: 450
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The author examines the effects of religious change on the English "way of death" between 1480 and 1750. He discusses relatively neglected aspects of the subject such as the death-bed, will-making and the last rites, and describes the development of the English funeral sermon after the Middle Ages.

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