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The Corpse

Author : Christine Quigley
ISBN : 9780786424498
Genre : Social Science
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Focuses on the treatment by the living of the dead, over time and across cultures. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are covered.

The Corpse Reader

Author : Antonio Garrido
ISBN : 1612184367
Genre : Fiction
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"After his grandfather dies, avid scholar and budding forensic investigator Câi Song begrudgingly gives up his studies to help his family. But when another tragedy strikes, he's forced to run and also deemed a fugitive. Dishonored, he has no choice but to accept work as a lowly gravedigger, a position that allows him to sharpen his corpse-reading skills. Soon, he can deduce whether a person killed himself--or was murdered. His prowess earns him notoriety, and Câi receives orders to unearth the perpetrator of a horrific series of mutilations and deaths at the Imperial Court. Câi's gruesome investigation quickly grows complicated thanks to old loyalties and the presence of an alluring, enigmatic woman. But he remains driven by his passion for truth--especially once the killings threaten to take down the Emperor himself."--Publisher's website.

The Corpse Walker

Author : Yiwu Liao
ISBN : 9780307388377
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of oral histories reveals the lives of ordinary Chinese men and women, including a professional mourner, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, and a political prisoner.

The Corpse Washer

Author : Sinan Antoon
ISBN : 9780300190601
Genre : Fiction
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Born into a family of corpse washers, Jawad abandons tradition by enrolling in Baghdad's Academy of Fine Arts to study sculpting, but the conditions caused by Saddam Hussein's oppressive rule force a return home to the family business.

The Dead Duke His Secret Wife And The Missing Corpse An Extraordinary Edwardian Case Of Deception And Intrigue

Author : Piu Eatwell
ISBN : 9781631491245
Genre : History
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“It’s Downton Abbey meets The Addams Family in [this] delightfully offbeat history.”—Library Journal At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his carriage and building tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. In 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T. C. Druce, under the suspicion that he’d led a double life as the 5th Duke. The eccentric duke, Anna Maria contended, had faked his death as Druce, and her son should inherit the Portland millions. Revealing a dark underbelly of Victorian society, Piu Marie Eatwell evokes an era when the rise of sensationalist media blurred every fact into fiction and when family secrets and fluid identities pushed class anxieties to new heights.

St Cuthbert S Corpse

Author : David Willem
ISBN : 9781908381156
Genre : History
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This book brings together accounts of the various openings of St Cuthbert's coffin and provides a unique history of the saint from his death to the present day.

Images Of The Corpse

Author : Elizabeth Klaver
ISBN : 0299197948
Genre : Art
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This compelling book brings together physicians, artists, and scholars of film, literature, philosophy, art, and politics to discuss the representation of the corpse in Western culture. Spanning a timeline from the Renaissance to the present, these essays introduce readers to a modern autopsy, a public execution and dissection in seventeenth-century England, the genre of postmortem photography, the corpse as artist’s model, images of dead women in such popular films as Copycat and The Silence of the Lambs, and post-mortem scenes in the works of Flaubert, Balzac, Andres Serrano, and others.

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