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Death Rituals of Rural Greece

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ISBN-10: 0691000271

ISBN-13: 9780691000275

Edition: 1983

Authors: Loring M. Danforth, Alexander Tsiaras

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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 order to continue to live meaningfully as members of a community? That is the villagers' dilemma, and our own. Thirty-one moving photographs (reproduced in duotone to do justice to their great beauty) combine with vivid descriptions of the bereaved women of…    
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/21/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.84" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Loring M. Danforth is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology at Bates College and the author of several books, including, most recently, The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World. �

Alexander Tsiaras is President and CEO of Anatomical Travelogue Inc. His is a scientist, artist and journalist. As a technological innovator, he has participated in the development of the lens that enabled the first photographs of human fertilization and the recording of the development of the fetus. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.