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The Death Rituals of Rural Greece

By: Danforth, Loring M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 015438

ISBN: 0691000271

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp x, 170, a few neat pencilled notes relating to greek words on a few pages, otherwise very clean internally, paperback, very good. [This compelling text and dramatic photographic essay convey the emotional power of the death rituals of a small Greek village - the funeral, the singing of laments, the distribution of food, the daily visits to the graves, and especially the rite of exhumation. These rituals help Greek villagers face the universal paradox of mourning: how can the living sustain relationships with the dead and at the same time bring them to an end, in o... View more info