Memento Mori The Dead Among Us PDF ´ The Dead PDF

Memento Mori takes the reader on a ghoulish but beautiful tour of some of the world’sunusual sacred sites and traditions in which human remains are displayed for the benefit of the living From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones to skulls smoking cigarettes wearing beanie hats and sunglasses and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America Paul Koudounaris ventures beyond the grave to find messages of hope and salvation His glorious colour photographs and informed commentaries reveal that in many places the realms of the living and the dead are nowhere near so distinct as contemporary Western society would have us believeTable of ContentsIntroduction Memento Mori • The Dead Will Rise Macabre Masterpieces of the Nineteenth Century • The Gates of Paradise Bones and Salvation in the Christian Tradition • They Walk Among Us Mysterious Burial Caves in Asia • Blessed Souls Elaborate Ossuaries in the Catholic World • They Shall Not Perish Memorials in Bone to Victims of Tragedy • Remains to be Seen Mummies and other Exquisite Corpses • Crossing the Border The Living and the Dead in Bolivia • Heavenly Glory Decorated Bones from Around the WorldMemento Mori takes the reader on a ghoulish but beautiful tour of some of the world’sunusual sacred sites and traditions in which human remains are displayed for the benefit of the living From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones to skulls smoking cigarettes wearing beanie hats and sunglasses and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America Paul Koudounaris ventures beyond the grave to find messages of hope and salvation His glorious colour photographs and informed commentaries reveal that in many places the realms of the living and the dead are nowhere near so distinct as contemporary Western society would have us believeTable of ContentsIntroduction Memento Mori • The Dead Will Rise Macabre Masterpieces of the Nineteenth Century • The Gates of Paradise Bones and Salvation in the Christian Tradition • They Walk Among Us Mysterious Burial Caves in Asia • Blessed Souls Elaborate Ossuaries in the Catholic World • They Shall Not Perish Memorials in Bone to Victims of Tragedy • Remains to be Seen Mummies and other Exquisite Corpses • Crossing the Border The Living and the Dead in Bolivia • Heavenly Glory Decorated Bones from Around the WorldMemento Mori takes the reader on a ghoulish but beautiful tour of some of the world’sunusual sacred sites and traditions in which human remains are displayed for the benefit of the living From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones to skulls smoking cigarettes wearing beanie hats and sunglasses and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America Paul Koudounaris ventures beyond the grave to find messages of hope and salvation His glorious colour photographs and informed commentaries reveal that in many places the realms of the living and the dead are nowhere near so distinct as contemporary Western society would have us believeTable of ContentsIntroduction Memento Mori • The Dead Will Rise Macabre Masterpieces of the Nineteenth Century • The Gates of Paradise Bones and Salvation in the Christian Tradition • They Walk Among Us Mysterious Burial Caves in Asia • Blessed Souls Elaborate Ossuaries in the Catholic World • They Shall Not Perish Memorials in Bone to Victims of Tragedy • Remains to be Seen Mummies and other Exquisite Corpses • Crossing the Border The Living and the Dead in Bolivia • Heavenly Glory Decorated Bones from Around the World


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    Fabulous book cover and fontFascinating subjectWorth the price