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Hour of Our Death The Classic History of Western Attitudes Toward Death over the Last One Thousand Years

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ISBN-10: 0394751566

ISBN-13: 9780394751566

Edition: 2008

Authors: Philippe Aries, Helen Weaver

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This remarkable bookthe fruit of almost two decades of studytraces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study,The Hour of Our Deathreveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Aries shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Era, death was too common to be frightening; each life was quietly subordinated to the community, which paid…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/12/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 696
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English