By Lewis H. Mates, Douglas J. Davies
The "Encyclopedia of Cremation" is the 1st significant reference source considering cremation. Spanning many international cultures it files neighborhood histories, ideological hobbies and major contributors that fostered cremation while additionally offering cremation as a common perform. Tracing historical and classical cremation websites, ancient and modern cremation strategies and techniques of either medical and felony variety, the encyclopedia additionally comprises sections on particular cremation rituals, structure, artwork and textual content. positive factors within the quantity contain: a basic creation and editorial introductions to sub-sections via Douglas Davies', a world expert in loss of life stories; appendices of worldwide cremation records and a chronology of cremation; cross-referencing pathways in the course of the entries through the index; person access bibliographies; and illustrations. This significant foreign reference paintings can also be a vital resource ebook for college kids at the turning out to be variety of death-studies classes and wider stories in faith, anthropology or sociology.