9780743268332

Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Arnold, Catharine

ISBN 10: 0743268334 / 0-7432-6833-4
ISBN 13: 9780743268332
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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Necropolis is a luminous, oddly beguiling account of how London has treated its dead, ranging from Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the more recent trends of collective grief and the cult of mourning, such as that surrounding the death of Princess Diana. Leaving no headstone unturned, Catherine Arnold unearths one of the great untold histories of the nation's capitol. Skillfully blending history, architecture, archaeology, and anecdote, she also explores phenomena like bodysnatching, public executions, and the rise of the undertaking trade. Ghoulishly entertaining and full of fascinating nuggets of information, Necropolis is destined to become a classic work on the city.

 

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