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Churchyard and Cemetery

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Churchyard and Cemetery - Julie Rugg
Manchester: MUP. First paperback edition 2015. pp 427.

Soft card pictorial covers in virtually as-new condition. One or two light shelf scuffs. Highly informative text block discusses tradition and modernity in rural North Yorkshire churchyards. The study focuses on a dozen or so specimens for the purposes of comparing and contrasting the many peculiarities of this niche subject. In no way a morbid treatment. A few dozen b/w plates, charts and maps.
Full of interesting snippets from a Senior Research Fellow and head of Cemetery Research Group at the University of York.

This book explores the turbulent social history of churchyards and cemeteries over the last 150 years. Using sites from across rural North Yorkshire, the text examines the workings of the Burial Acts and discloses the ways in which religious politics framed burial management. It presents an alternative history of burial which questions notions of tradition and modernity, and challenges long-standing assumptions about changing attitudes towards mortality in England. This study, available in paperback for the first time, diverges from the long-standing tendency to regard the churchyard as inherently 'traditional' and the cemetery as essentially 'modern'. Since 1850, both types of site have been subject to the influence of new expectations that burial space would guarantee family burial and the opportunity for formal commemoration. Although the population in central North Yorkshire declined, demand for burial space rose, meaning that many dozens of churchyards were extended, and forty new cemeteries were laid out.

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Author(s):
Rugg, Julie
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First thus
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719097355
ISBN-13:
9780719097355
Number of pages:
427
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Churchyard and Cemetery

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Churchyard and Cemetery - Julie Rugg
Manchester: MUP. First paperback edition 2015. pp 427.

Soft card pictorial covers in virtually as-new condition. One or two light shelf scuffs. Highly informative text block discusses tradition and modernity in rural North Yorkshire churchyards. The study focuses on a dozen or so specimens for the purposes of comparing and contrasting the many peculiarities of this niche subject. In no way a morbid treatment. A few dozen b/w plates, charts and maps.
Full of interesting snippets from a Senior Research Fellow and head of Cemetery Research Group at the University of York.

This book explores the turbulent social history of churchyards and cemeteries over the last 150 years. Using sites from across rural North Yorkshire, the text examines the workings of the Burial Acts and discloses the ways in which religious politics framed burial management. It presents an alternative history of burial which questions notions of tradition and modernity, and challenges long-standing assumptions about changing attitudes towards mortality in England. This study, available in paperback for the first time, diverges from the long-standing tendency to regard the churchyard as inherently 'traditional' and the cemetery as essentially 'modern'. Since 1850, both types of site have been subject to the influence of new expectations that burial space would guarantee family burial and the opportunity for formal commemoration. Although the population in central North Yorkshire declined, demand for burial space rose, meaning that many dozens of churchyards were extended, and forty new cemeteries were laid out.

Author(s):
Rugg, Julie
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First thus
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719097355
ISBN-13:
9780719097355
Number of pages:
427
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Churchyard and Cemetery

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