Relics of the Dead

On hearing of this momentous discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead.

Author: Ariana Franklin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409084337

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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On hearing of this momentous discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead. So he calls upon his Mistress of the Art of Death, anatomist Adelia Aguilar, to examine the bones. But someone doesn't want the skeletons identified - and is prepared to kill in order to prevent it...

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Author: Arian Franklin

Publisher: CCV Digital

ISBN: 9781409084358

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Page: 448

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Living with the Dead in the Middle Ages

In this book, the distinguished medievalist Patrick J. Geary shows how exploring the complex relations between the living and dead can broaden our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural history of medieval Europe.

Author: Patrick J. Geary

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501721631

Category: History

Page: 264

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Whereas modern societies tend to banish the dead from the world of the living, medieval men and women accorded them a vital role in the community. The saints counted most prominently as potential intercessors before God, but the ordinary dead as well were called upon to aid the living, and even to participate in the negotiation of political disputes. In this book, the distinguished medievalist Patrick J. Geary shows how exploring the complex relations between the living and dead can broaden our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural history of medieval Europe. Geary has brought together for this volume twelve of his most influential essays. They address such topics as the development of saints' cults and of the concept of sacred space; the integration of saints' cults into the lives of ordinary people; patterns of relic circulation; and the role of the dead in negotiating the claims and counterclaims of various interest groups. Also included are two case studies of communities that enlisted new patron saints to solve their problems. Throughout, Geary demonstrates that, by reading actions, artifacts, and rituals on an equal footing with texts, we can better grasp the otherness of past societies.

Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture

This literary and cultural study explores the practice in nineteenth-century Britain of treasuring objects that had belonged to the dead.

Author: Deborah Lutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107077443

Category: History

Page: 244

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This literary and cultural study explores the practice in nineteenth-century Britain of treasuring objects that had belonged to the dead.

Grisly Relics of the Dead

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Category: Catacombs

Page: 3

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Article detailing stories about relics and human remains such as 'The trial of Corder' book (bound in Corder's skin), Roger Downe's skull (removal caused violent thunderstorms), the Biddenden biscuits (or cakes) commemorating the 12th century Biddenden conjoined twins and the Capuchino monks' remains in catacombs in Rome and Palermo.

Relics of the Dead

The 12th century monks of Glastonbury have discovered two strange skeletons buried in their graveyard - one is tall, like that of a warrior, the other small and delicate.

Author: Ariana Franklin

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ISBN: 9781408459805

Category: Aguilar, Adelia (Fictitious character)

Page: 359

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The 12th century monks of Glastonbury have discovered two strange skeletons buried in their graveyard - one is tall, like that of a warrior, the other small and delicate. Are these the remains of King Arthur and Guinevere? On hearing of the discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead - he needs to stop his belligerent Welsh subjects believing that their Once and Future King will return to lead them against him.

Narrative Mourning

In the six novels examined in this monograph—Samuel Richardson's Clarissa and Sir Charles Grandison; Sarah Fielding's David Simple and Volume the Last; Henry Mackenzie's The Man of Feeling; and Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of ...

Author: Kathleen M. Oliver

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1684481937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Narrative Mourning explores death and its relics as they appear within the confines of the eighteenth-century British novel. It argues that the cultural disappearance of the dead/dying body and the introduction of consciousness as humanity’s newfound soul found expression in fictional representations of the relic (object) or relict (person). In the six novels examined in this monograph—Samuel Richardson's Clarissa and Sir Charles Grandison; Sarah Fielding's David Simple and Volume the Last; Henry Mackenzie's The Man of Feeling; and Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho—the appearance of the relic/relict signals narrative mourning and expresses (often obliquely) changing cultural attitudes toward the dead. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things

It is so hard for modern readers to understand the role of medieval saints from within; this book makes it possible."--Chris Wickham, University of Oxford "This is a great book, a bold work by an outstanding scholar and writer.

Author: Robert Bartlett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691169683

Category: History

Page: 787

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From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints -- the holy dead. This ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Robert Bartlett examines all of the most important aspects of the saints -- including miracles, relics, pilgrimages, shrines, and the saints' role in the calendar, literature, and art. The book explores the central role played by the bodies and body parts of saints, and the special treatment these relics received. From the routes, dangers, and rewards of pilgrimage, to the saints' impact on everyday life, Bartlett's account is an unmatched examination of an important and intriguing part of the religious life of the past--as well as the present.

The Dead Still Among Us Victorian Secular Relics Hair Jewelry and Death Culture

Author: D. Lutz

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Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics Picts Sacraments

RELICS ( Primitive and Western ) . In the art . Reference may here be made to the
so - called ' hand CANNIBALISM ( vol . iii . p . 197 f . ) it has been shown of glory '
used to produce sleep or inanition . " that by eating the dead or part of them ...

Author: James Hastings

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Category: Ethics

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Roman Catholics and Evangelicals

Second , honoring the dead is far different from praying to them . Third ,
venerating relics of the dead ignores the biblical prohibitions against idolatry (
Exod . 20 : 4-5 ) and the occult ( Deut . 18 : 9-14 ) . Finally , using the practice of
the ...

Author: Norman L. Geisler

Publisher: Baker Academic

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Category: Religion

Page: 538

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This comparative study shows that Protestants and Catholics are not as separated theologically as they may think. An excellent reference tool or textbook.

Rocks Relics and Biblical Reliability

110 Rocks , Relics , and Biblical Reliability from the Dead Sea Scrolls bears on
the date and background of John's Gospel . Many scholars have reacted to Jesus
' claims to deity so evident throughout this Gospel , and have sought to date it as
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Author: Clifford A. Wilson

Publisher: Zondervan

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Category: Bible

Page: 141

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The Dead Hand Vol 1 Cold War Relics

Carter Carlson was a highly decorated operative during the Cold War.

Author: Kyle Higgins

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 153431198X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

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Carter Carlson was a highly decorated operative during the Cold War. But in the Fall of 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, Carter discovered a secret that not only changed his lifeÉ but also altered the course of history. Now, as the mysterious "Dead Hand" threatens to end the world once again, the only thing standing in its way is the relationship between four old spies, a secret town, and a special little boy. Collects THE DEAD HAND #1-6

Sorcerer and Witch in Melanesia

These objects can be divided into two categories : actual physical relics of the
dead and objects which are believed to be the relics of the myth heroes and
water spirits . The relics of the dead ( faga ofuga — literally ' body dirt ) include
bones ...

Author: Michele Stephen

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Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This illustrated book, edited by Michele Stephen, is of both current and practical use and interest. Seven distinguished scholars provide descriptive and analytical studies of sorcery and witchcraft in seven varied Papua New Guinea communities, covering both the highlands and the coast. This highly original contribution to anthropological knowledge will emancipate Papua New Guinea studies from the domination hitherto exercised by theories drawn from Africa. It will appeal to anthropologists and practical administrators, as well as those interested in magic, shamanism, comparative religion, and the inherent fascination of Papua New Guinea.

Connecting the Living and the Dead

Author: Anne Vestal

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Category: Church history

Page: 112

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The Materiality of Death

The power of the holy enables the devotees to receive blessings , become
healed or attain divine presence and interaction through material relics of the
dead themselves or other materialised objects such as statues or shrines , which
function ...

Author: European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

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Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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16 papers presented from an EAA session held at Krakow in 2006, exploring various aspects of the archaeology of death. Contents: Chapter 1. The Materiality of Death: Bodies, Burials, Beliefs (Fredrik Fahlander & Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 2. More than Metaphor: Approaching the Human Cadaver in Archaeology (Liv Nilsson Stutz); Chapter 3. A Piece of the Mesolithic. Horizontal Stratigraphy and Bodily Manipulations at Skateholm (Fredrik Fahlander); Chapter 4. Excavating the KingsAe Bones: The Materiality of Death in Practice and Ethics Today 9Anders Kaliff & Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 5. From Corpse to Ancestor: The Role of Tombside Dining in the Transformation of the Body in Ancient Rome (Regina Gee); Chapter 6. Cremations, Conjecture and Contextual Taphonomies: Material Strategies during the 4th to 2nd Millennia BC in Scotland (Paul R J Duffy and Gavin MacGregor); Chapter 7. Ritual and Remembrance at Archaic Crustumerium. The Transformations of Past and Modern Materialities in the Cemetery of Cisterna Grande (Rome, Italy) (Ulla Rajala); Chapter 8. Reuse in Finnish Cremation Cemeteries under Level Ground - Examples of Collective Memory (Anna Wickholm); Chapter 9. Life and Death in the Bronze Age of the NW of Iberian Peninsula (Ana M. S. Bettencourt); Chapter 10. Norwegian Face-Urns: Local Context and Interregional Contacts (Malin Aasbe); Chapter 11. The Use of Ochre in Stone Age Burials of the East Baltic (Ilga Zagorska); Chapter 12. oDeath Mythso: Performing of Rituals and Variation in Corpse Treatment during the Migration Period in Norway (Siv Kristoffersen and Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 13. Reproduction and Relocation of Death in Iron Age Scandinavia (Terje Gansum); Chapter 14. A Road for the VikingAes Soul (Ake Johansson); Chapter 15. A Road to the Other Side (Camilla Gr); Chapter 16. Stones and Bones: The Myth of Ymer and Mortuary Practises with an Example from the Migration Period in Uppland, Central Sweden (Christina Lindgren).

Cargo Cult Hysteria

In order to invoke the spirits , the magician must have , in addition to the correct
ritual knowledge , certain ' powerful ' objects , usually physical relics of the dead
and certain stones . These objects , originally given to the ancestors by A'aisa
and ...

Author: Michele Stephen

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Category: Cargo cults

Page: 16

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Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India

... the bone relics at the root of a tree is prescribed ( 1 , 5 , 34 ) as the final act in
the actual disposal of the dead body . Gautama says ( 1 , 5 , 31 ) , As long as
there remain traces of the bone relics ( in the jar ) the deceased enjoys heaven .

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Verses for the Dead

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, FBI Agent Pendergast reluctantly teams up with a new partner to investigate a rash of Miami Beach murders . . . only to uncover a deadly conspiracy that spans decades.

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538747189

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, FBI Agent Pendergast reluctantly teams up with a new partner to investigate a rash of Miami Beach murders . . . only to uncover a deadly conspiracy that spans decades. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide. But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.

Bulletin of the Cultural Research Institute

And yet Our hospitality Won ' t keep them with us . organization , every individual
is born into it , lives his lise , suffers with it , dances and enjoys with it and when
dead , becomes either a pointed stone ( male ) or flat stone ( female ) relic in its ...

Author: West Bengal (India). Cultural Research Institute

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Category: Ethnology

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