Death: A History of Man's Obsessions and Fears

Death A History of Man s Obsessions and Fears We are fascinated with death some of us deny it some try to escape it most dread it Filled with strange anecdotes and illustrated with many bizarre and ghoulish images Death A History of Man s Obse

  • Title: Death: A History of Man's Obsessions and Fears
  • Author: Robert Wilkins
  • ISBN: 9780760700372
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Death: A History of Man's Obsessions and Fears

    We are fascinated with death some of us deny it, some try to escape it, most dread it Filled with strange anecdotes and illustrated with many bizarre and ghoulish images, Death A History of Man s Obsessions and Fears records the lengths to which people throughout history have gone to cope with the five principle fears regarding death the fear of being buried alive ofWe are fascinated with death some of us deny it, some try to escape it, most dread it Filled with strange anecdotes and illustrated with many bizarre and ghoulish images, Death A History of Man s Obsessions and Fears records the lengths to which people throughout history have gone to cope with the five principle fears regarding death the fear of being buried alive of our body being defiled in the grave of disintegrating of being forgotten and of suffering an ignominious death Here you can read about The case of Lavrinia Merli, who died of hysterics Two days after burial she was discovered turned over in her grave, having given birth to a seven month old baby The various methods of embalming, including the Egyptian, and a step by step account of modern embalming The horrifying slow and painful ending of Robert Francois Damiens, who was tortured to death after attempting to assassinate King Louis XV.

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    1. Cody Sexton

      We can’t imagine our own deaths. Not really. We can’t really imagine what it’s like to be dead. And because of this failure of imagination death can seem to us like an impossibility.If we can imagine a thing we can begin to gain some control over it, however illusory. This is how we become obsessed with death. It’s something we are psychologically disinclined to understand let alone imagine and the mind has a tendency to revisit things it doesn’t understand over and over again. It’s [...]

    2. Warhammer Grantham

      This book is a basic overview of the attitudes humans have held towards death and mortality throughout history. The book, while a bit dry and dusty in its language, covers the different attitudes toward death in each age with a dry wit befitting a subject that deals with the treatment of old bones. This book taught me the less than pristine origins of medical knowledge of anatomy, mummies existed outside of ancient Egypt, and just how very bad early medical professionals were at discerning a cor [...]

    3. Emily

      Pretty fascinating book. It got very slow at times, but explored many topics I'd always wondered about. It covers the way different cultures viewed death through the ages, the way different societies have gone about disposing of the dead, the way cremation works, fears that cultures have had about death and how they've gone about ridding them, the biological process of death, etc. He went on too long about certain topics and not long enough about others, but I finished it feeling like I learned [...]

    4. J.D. Stroube

      It was not as depressing as I expected it to beThere were some sections that I needed to gloss over, because they were a little too "icky" for me. Overall, it was a decent book when considering the subject.

    5. Misa

      Pretty awesome historical review of Western society's thoughts and practices on death. Definitely some new information for me bringing some killer visuals but I'm a sucker for the subject. Oh, and there's pictures. That's right.

    6. Emily

      Great book. Very interesting. Once I came to terms with the subject matter (it felt 'wrong' to be interested in such a thing) it made for a facinating read. It definitely satisfied all of my morbid curiosities!

    7. Natalie

      I read this under its original title, "The Bedside Book of Death". It never too thoroughly explored any of the topics it covered, but it was an entertaining enough read for a morbid, death-obsessed soul.

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