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Work of the Dead by Laqueur, Thomas W.
Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains
by Laqueur, Thomas W.
 
The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavengers, yet even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters -- for individuals, communities, and nations. This ambitious history offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead from antiquity to the 20th century.
 
Published 20151013 by Princeton, Hardcover, 736 Pages, ISBN: 9780691157788, ISBN-10: 0691157782, List Price $39.95.

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