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The Resource A brief history of death, W. M. Spellman

A brief history of death, W. M. Spellman

Label
A brief history of death
Title
A brief history of death
Statement of responsibility
W. M. Spellman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using the work of archaeologists and palaeoanthropologists, W. M. Spellman shows how the interpretation of physical remains can give us insight into prehistoric perspectives on death. A Brief History of Death traces how humans have died over the centuries, both looking at the causes of death and the varied views regarding actions that lead to the deaths of others. It spotlights the great philosophical and scientific traditions of the West - the "rationalist" standpoint on end-of-life matters - while also casting new light on the major religious beliefs that emerged in the ancient world, focusing in particular on the centuries-long development of the Christian tradition without neglecting Eastern philosophies. Three approaches to the meaning of death - the negotiation of life, continuity in another form, and agnosticsm - are delved into from both religious and secular-scientific perspectives"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spellman, W. M
Dewey number
306.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Death
Label
A brief history of death, W. M. Spellman
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223105893441
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781780232652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 859583617
  • (OCoLC)859583617
Label
A brief history of death, W. M. Spellman
Publication
Bar code
31223105893441
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781780232652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 859583617
  • (OCoLC)859583617

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