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Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date February 1, 1992
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2 sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521413121
ISBN-10 0521413125
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $59.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology, and religion. Part of its fascination and success is that in understanding other people's death rituals we are able to gain a better understanding of our own. Peter Metcalf and Richard Huntington refer to a wide variety of examples from different continents and epochs. They compare the great tombs of the Berawan of Borneo and the pyramids of Egypt, or the dramas of medieval French royal funerals and the burial alive of the Dinka "masters of the spear" in the Sudan, and other burials which at first sight seem to have little in common. Many of these cases are anthropological classics, and the authors use these examples partly in order to illustrate the many different ways in which anthropologists have tried to interpret these rites. A new introduction reviews theoretical developments in the anthropological study of death since the book first appeared in 1979.

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Hardcover
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With Peter Metcalf, Jay Crownover | 2 sub edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (February 1, 1992)
9780521413121 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $59.95
This edition also contains Built: Sayer & Zeb
About: This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology, and religion.
With Peter Metcalfe | 1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (September 27, 1979)
9780521225311 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $59.95
About: This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology, and religion.
Paperback
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With Peter Metcalfe | from Cambridge Univ Pr (September 27, 1979)
9780521295406 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $16.95
About: This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology, and religion.
Editions for the work Built: Sayer & Zeb
Hardcover
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With Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington | 2 sub edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (February 1, 1992); titled "Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual"
9780521413121 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $59.95
This edition also contains Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual
About: This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology, and religion.
Paperback
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (October 8, 2015)
9780008116231 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $11.50

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