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Professor James Stevens Curl is Senior Research Fellow at The Queen's University of Belfast. He read for his Doctorate at University College London, and was Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. He has established an international reputation for scholarship and lucidity of style. He has published many works dealing with aspects of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. From humble working-class funerals to the massive outpouring of grief at the State spectacles of Wellington and Queen Victoria, the pictures painted here of Victorian responses to death cover an immense canvas, taking into account religious, social, architectural, monumental and landscaping facets. This little-known side of reform in Victorian Britain is documented as a vast achievement in the civilising of urban man. Professor Curl proceeds from the elegiac garden (an antidote to the gruesome horrors of overcrowded, smelly and insanitary graveyards) to the Elysian Fields of the ideal cemetery, and then on to cremation, with scarcely a jolt. He lays out the change in sensibility that led to a new tenderness towards the dead in an achievement as well-ordered as any sumptuous funeral, a history both lucid and entertaining. Codice libro della libreria 1316
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110750923180