Twentieth century book of the dead.

by Gil Elliot

Publisher: C. Scribner in New York

Written in English
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  • War -- Casualties.,
  • Violent deaths.
LC ClassificationsD445 .E555 1972b
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 241 p.
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5288153M
ISBN 100684131153
LC Control Number72007584

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Recent years have witnessed growing scholarly interest in the history of death. Increasing academic attention toward death as a historical subject in its own right is very much linked to its pre-eminent place in 20th-century history, and Germany, predictably, occupies a special place in these inquiries.

This collection of essays explores how German mourning changed over the 20th century. Gil Elliott in his work, The Book of the Dead  tells us that the twentieth century, the century which represents the great triumph of humanism, gave us wars, revolutions, and concentration and re-education camps that killed between 89 and million men, women, and children.

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Written by Gil Elliot, the book was published inwith twenty eight years of violence still left in the century, including the vast killing fields of the .