Mourning Rituals in Archaic & Classical Greece and Pre-Qin China

Authors: Wu, Xiaoqun

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  • Examines the social control function of the ritualized action of mourning in both Eastern and Western cultures
  • Focuses on three aspects of mourning before burial: lamentation, mourners’ gestures and behaviours, and mourning apparel
  • Highlights the cultural functions and social influence of rituals of two ancient peoples
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This pivot compares mourning rituals in Archaic & Classical Greece and Pre-Qin China to illustrate some of the principles and methods used in comparative studies.  It focuses on three main aspects of mourning of the dead before burial — lamentation, mourners’ gestures and behaviors, and mourning apparel — to demonstrate the cultural function, purpose, and social influence of mourning. A key comparative study of rituals at the heart of both Western and Chinese culture, this text highlights the cultural function and social influence of rituals of two ancient peoples and will be of interest to all scholars of comparative religion, sociology and anthropology.

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Xiaoqun Wu is Professor of History at Fudan University, China. She teaches on Ancient World History and Western Classical Historiography, and was previously Associate Professor at East China Normal University.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 58,84 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mourning Rituals in Archaic & Classical Greece and Pre-Qin China
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0632-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0632-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0631-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 106
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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