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by Philippe Aries

Category: Sociology
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Philippe Aries
ISBN: 0394410742
ISBN13: 978-0394410746
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; 1st American ed edition (February 12, 1981)
Pages: 651
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Start by marking The Hour of Our Death as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This remarkable book - the fruit of almost two decades of study - traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark work, "The Hour of Death" reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage This remarkable book - the fruit of almost two decades of study - traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day.

A gorgeous, amazing book that will give me many hours of education and entertainment. Pat Crane, San Antonio College.

demands serious attention. Please read this remarkable book. The book is a magnificent contribution to society. Journal of Religious Gerontology. A gorgeous, amazing book that will give me many hours of education and entertainment. An excellent look at death as seen through the ages. Philip G. Patros, South Connecticut State University.

A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our .

A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Ariès shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Era, death was too common to be frightening; each life was quietly subordinated to the community, which paid its respects and then moved on.

Ariès organizes his history into five sequential cultural constructs, each of which conveys the meaning of death to the individual and community .

Ariès organizes his history into five sequential cultural constructs, each of which conveys the meaning of death to the individual and community, as well as the social institutions around death and dying, during a different period of Western history, beginning in the Middle Ages. Cultural responses to death must begin by acknowledging that death is mysterious and overwhelming; a wild beast; a meaningless monster. Death lurks at the edge of our consciousness, ready to destroy us and demolish whatever meaning we attribute to our lives.

Philippe Aries, Helen Weaver Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Ariès shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Er. .

Philippe Aries, Helen Weaver.

Authors: Aries, Philippe. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. item 1 The Hour of Our Death (Peregrine Books) by Aries, Philippe 0140551638 The Cheap -The Hour of Our Death (Peregrine Books) by Aries, Philippe 0140551638 The Cheap. item 2 The Hour of Our Death (Peregrine Books), Aries, Philippe, Used; Good Book -The Hour of Our Death (Peregrine Books), Aries, Philippe, Used; Good Book.

Those with a knowledge of French will note passages where idiomatic French has received a direct translation rather than a rewritten one which would make it flow more sensibly.

Condition: Good-book shows slight handling; 7 pages have markings (photo is a good example of the markings); price sticker inside the front cover; covers have rubbing wear; a little edgewear and tiny creases on the corners of the front cover. I do combine shipping

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A panoramic exploration of Western man's changing attitudes about death over the last one thousand years enumerates five stages of the evolution of our thought concerning death and explains their significance for contemporary man
Comments to eBook The Hour of Our Death
Goldenfang
A rare and exquisitely written and researched book on theculture of Death, and its evolution through art, architecture, literature, and faith through the ages.
The subtlety of the gra estones and large-as-life stone effigies, as well as 500 year old perfectly preserved Monks with their skullcaps still placed on them is nothing less than stunning.
Shakanos
This book is huge.....didn't expect that. But if you want information, this book has it from many belief systems.
Forcestalker
Things to think about as we head into the future.
Minnai
This a deep study of how death has been dealt with thru the centuries in Europe and to some degree in the United States. Is as methodical as you could possibly hope for in a book it also most feel like you're reading a manual more than a treaty, anyhow is a good read just not a engrossing read.
Gogal
Was a required book for a paper that I wrote. I wish that the library had it, but they didn't. Some information that I already knew, but I just needed a citation.
Virtual
I haven't had time to read it yet, but certainly will this summer. It is an added resource for my library.
Rleyistr
This is a comprehensive survey of one thousand years (longer, really) of western attitudes towards death. By "western" were mostly talking "French", although Aries does include digressions into German, Italian, Spanish, English and American culture. I didn't find the intense focus on France to detract from the overall majesty of this 600+ page opus. For most of the thousand years, the "attitude towards death" that Aries is describing crosses national boundaires.
Aries divides his study into four overlapping historical periods: "The Tame Death", "The Death of the Self", "The Death of the Other", and "The Invisible Death". The Tame Death roughly corresponds with the pre-Christian and early middle ages. This period was characterized by a meek acceptance of passing into a long period of sleep. Death is social, and the death ritual has a central place in the society.
"The Death of the Self" is moves more into the middle and late middle ages. Here, death is used by the mendicant orders of Christianity to convert a quasi-pagan population. Thus, there is a corresponding rise in individual's concern with their own death. Also during this period, there is a rise in materialism, which creates a duality between the love of things and the renunciation of the material world which is supposed to preceed death.
The Death of the Other and the Invisible Death are familiar to most modern folks. The Invisible Death is corresponds with the post WWII American model, and the Death of the Other largely corresponds to the romantic movement (lots of weeping, lots of drama).
Aries basic thesis delves into "the Invention of Tradition" territory, i.e. that modern attitudes towards death are just that, modern, and largely without antecedent in history. Aries also points out that pre-Christian traditions of death have persisted far longer in the west then one might suppose. His main illustration for this contention is the observations that the concept of "purgatory" was not fully accepted until well into the 17th and 18th century (purgatory being an exclusively Chrisitian concept).
The research and execution can only be considered awe inspiring, but the thesis less so. Any modern reader of history is aware that "tradition" is invented. Aries is less concerned as to why this might be the case, but for me, the "why" is the interesting question.
Phillipe Aries takes on an impossible challenge, how eons of people have regarded death, what they thought both of and about it. It's an honest attempt to view the subject from as many disparate theologies and belief systems as are germane and then synthesize them. It's long, and not always as accessible as one might wish but much of this problem is due to a stilted translation. Those with a knowledge of French will note passages where idiomatic French has received a direct translation rather than a rewritten one which would make it flow more sensibly. What it is not is the morgantic cousin to "The American Way of Death" published decades ago. But some of the humor and lightness of touch that volume had could have been helpful. In some cultures, and this is noted, death is a joyous event. Current society has trivialized death (discount casket shops, drive through funerals) and the current turn to evangelism makes death a punishment for many. Aries is careful to see that all points of view are represented but adroitly avoids drawing conclusions. Death is what it is. Think about it. This book provides new insights in how to do that leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions.
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