The Resource Writing the dead : death and writing strategies in the Western tradition, Armando Petrucci ; translated by Michael Sullivan

Writing the dead : death and writing strategies in the Western tradition, Armando Petrucci ; translated by Michael Sullivan

Label
Writing the dead : death and writing strategies in the Western tradition
Title
Writing the dead
Title remainder
death and writing strategies in the Western tradition
Statement of responsibility
Armando Petrucci ; translated by Michael Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Written by one of the world's leading paleographers, this book poses two fundamental questions: When did human beings begin - and why have they continued - to decide that a certain number of their dead had a right to a "written death"? What differences have existed in the practice of writing death from age to age and culture to culture? Drawing principally on testimonials intended for public display, such as monuments, tombstones, and grave markings, as well as on scrolls, books, manuscripts, newspapers and posters, the author reconstructs the ways Western cultures have used writing to commemorate the dead, from the tombs of ancient Egypt to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Petrucci, Armando
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CN77
LC item number
.P49 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Figurae
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epitaphs
  • Inscriptions
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Obituaries
  • Death notices
  • Written communication
  • Epitaphs
  • Inscriptions
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Grafschriften
  • Grafmonumenten
  • Epigrafie
  • Escrita (história;cultura)
  • Morte (aspectos culturais)
  • Grabmal
  • Geschichte
  • Epitaph
  • Grabinschrift
  • Totengedächtnis
Label
Writing the dead : death and writing strategies in the Western tradition, Armando Petrucci ; translated by Michael Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-153) 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
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780804728591
Isbn Type
(acid-free, recycled paper)
Lccn
97028232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37261088
  • (OCoLC)ocm37261088
Label
Writing the dead : death and writing strategies in the Western tradition, Armando Petrucci ; translated by Michael Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-153) 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
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780804728591
Isbn Type
(acid-free, recycled paper)
Lccn
97028232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37261088
  • (OCoLC)ocm37261088

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