Dancing on the Grave: Encounters with Death

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Dancing on the Grave: Encounters with Death - Barley, Nigel
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Seeking to merge the information of theologians and anthropologists, this book looks at the variety of ways in which cultures around the world deal with death and give it meaning. In some cultures, most famously Ancient Egypt, families would virtually financially ruin themselves in order to deal with the death of just one person. Other cultures such as the nomadic peoples of southern Africa, simply pull down the roof of their dwelling onto the body and move on, while the wrapped bodies in Torajan (Indonesian) houses are ...

Dancing on the Grave: Encounters with Death 1997, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349107769

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Dancing on the Grave: Encounters with Death 1995, John Murray Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780719552861

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