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Gravestones Tombs And Memorials

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846742021
Genre : Architecture
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A concise well-illustrated guide to the types of funerary memorials to be found in the churchyards of England. Yorke describes the different types of gravestones, effigies and tombs, and gives guidance on development, dating and regional variations. There are also sections on iconography, and on epitaphs.

Stories In Stone

Author : Douglas Keister
ISBN : 9781423611004
Genre : Travel
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Certain symbols abound in modern Western culture that are instantly recognizable: the cross signifies Christianity, the six-pointed Star of David is revered by Jews, the golden arches frequently means it's time for lunch. Other symbols, however, require a bit of decoding-particularly those found in cemeteries. Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. In the fascinating new book Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism by noted author Douglas Keister, the secrets of cemetery symbolism are finally revealed. For instance, did you know that it is quite rare to see a sunflower on a tombstone? Did you know that the human foot symbolizes humility and service since it consistently touches the earth? Or the humble sheaf of wheat-while it is often used to denote someone who has lived a long and fruitful life, do you know other meanings it might carry? Stories in Stone provides history along with images of a wide variety of common and not-so-common cemetery symbols, and offers an in-depth examination of stone relics and the personal and intimate details they display-flora and fauna, religious icons, society symbols, and final impressions of how the deceased wished to be remembered. Douglas Keister has created a practical field guide that is compact and portable, perfect for those interested in family histories and genealogical research, and is the only book of its kind that unlocks the language of symbols in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner. Douglas Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimed books (including Red Tile Style: America's Spanish Revival Architecture, The Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Home, and Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties) earning him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to other books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards. Doug lives in Chico, California, and travels frequently to photograph and lecture on historic architecture and photography.

Historical Tombstones And Graves At St Paul S Hill Malacca

Author : Dennis De Witt
ISBN : 9789834351960
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This book serves as an essential guide for those visiting St Paul's Hill at Malacca. It provides the vistor with background information regarding the ancient tombstones and graves found at the hill. It details out the location of the historic graves and includes a transcript of the epitaphs. Also provided are translations Portuguese, Latin and Dutch writings on the tombstones, as well as background information on those who were buried there. The graves on St Paul’s Hill are located in three different areas. The first is located within the ruined church on the top of the hill. The second is located in the area on the outside surrounding the ruined church. Thirdly, there are a number of graves located in the old cemetery at the foot of the hill, known as the Dutch cemetery. Research for this book covers previous publications on the graves at St Paul's Hill, including research done by E. M. Merryweather (1900), Robert Norman (1905) and Alan Harfield (1984). However, this book provides further details on the background of those who were interred at St Paul’s Hill. With this book, the visitor will receive a better insight on the many historical tombstones of those real people who had once lived or visited Malacca and were interred at the hill. It is also an ideal reference book for Malaysian Tourist Guides. It will help Guides to speak more confidently about the historic tombstones at St Paul's Hill.

How To Read A Graveyard

Author : Peter Stanford
ISBN : 9781441132758
Genre : Religion
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Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. Our contemporary rituals seek to sanitise death and distance us from our own inevitable fate. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards (famous and not) tell us the history -- if we are able to read them. If we want to know how we struggle today with understanding or facing up to death, then graveyards provide a starting point. And, if we want to escape the present taboo on acknowledging our mortality and contemplate our own end, then graveyards offer a rare welcome. From Neolithic mounds to internet memorials via medieval corpse roads and municipal cemeteries, war graves and holocaust memorials, Roman catacombs, Pharaonic grave-robbers, Hammer horrors, body-snatchers, Days of the Dead, humanist burials and flameless cremations, Stanford shows us how to read a graveyard, what to look out for in our own, and how even the most initially unpromising exploration can enthral. This enhanced edition includes suggestions of over 40 graveyards and cemeteries to visit in the UK and beyond, a photographic tour of Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Burnham Norton and an audio tour by the author of Paddington Old Cemetery, London.

Celebrating Life Customs Around The World From Baby Showers To Funerals 3 Volumes

Author : Victoria Williams Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440836596
Genre : Social Science
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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

Memorial Genealogy And Ecclesiastical History Of First Church New Britain Conn

Author : Alfred Andrews
ISBN : WISC:89073045551
Genre : Berlin (Conn.)
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Let S Go 2009 Western Europe

Author : Let's Go Inc.
ISBN : 0312385749
Genre : Travel
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Offering a comprehensive guide to economical travel in diverse regions of the world, these innovative new versions of the popular handbooks feature an all-new look, sidebars highlighting essential tips and facts, information on a wide range of itineraries, transportation options, off-the-beaten-path adventures, expanded lodging and dining options in every price range, additional nightlife options, enhanced cultural coverage, shopping tips, maps, 3-D topographical maps, regional culinary specialties, cost-cutting tips, and other essentials.

The Language Of War Monuments

Author : David Machin
ISBN : 9781623568962
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book analyses war monuments by developing a multimodal social-semiotic approach to understand how they communicate as three-dimensional objects. The book provides a practical tool-kit approach to how critical multimodal social semiotics should be done through visual, textual and material analysis. It ties this material analysis into the social and political contexts of production. Using examples across the 20th and 21st century the book's chapters offer a way of analysing the way that monument designers have used specific semiotic choices in terms of things like iconography, objects, shape, form, angularity, height, materials and surface realisation to place representations of war in public places across Britain. This social-semiotic approach to the study of war monuments serves three innovative purposes. First, it provides a contribution to the work on the ideological representations of war in Media and Cultural Studies and in Critical Discourse Analysis applied specifically to more banal realisations of discourse. Second, it responds to calls by historians for innovative ways to study war commemoration by providing an approach that offers both specific analysis of the objects and attends to matters of design. Thirdly, following in the relatively recent tradition of multimodal analysis, the arguments draw on the ideas of Kress and van Leeuwen (1996, 2001), adapting and extending their theories and models to the analysis of British commemorative war monuments, in order to develop a multimodal framework for the analysis of three dimensional objects.

List Of Christian Tombs And Monuments Of Arch Ological Or Historical Interest

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ISBN : UOM:39015083010952
Genre : Inscriptions
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Finding The Plot

Author : Ann Treneman
ISBN : 9781849546614
Genre : Humor
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Ann Treneman, the award-winning Times writer best known for her incisive parliamentary sketches, has branched out - to graveyards. In this riveting book she takes you to the most interesting graves in Britain. You'll meet the real War Horse, the best 'funambulist' ever, Byron and his dog Boatswain, Florence Nightingale and her pet owl Athena, prime ministers, kings and queens, highwaymen, scientists, mistresses, the real James Bond and, of course, M. Then there are writers, painters, poets, rakes and rogues, victims, the meek and mild and the just plain mad. This unique book is made up of a hundred entries, each telling the story of one or more graves. Some are chosen for who is in them, others for the grave itself. Some of the entries are humorous, some are poignant, but all tell us something about the British way of death. At times absurd, at times astounding, in Finding the Plot Ann Treneman provides an entertaining guide to the Anglo-Saxon underworld.

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