In Death Lamented

Showcasing material in the Massachusetts Historical Society's collection, along with items from the private collection of Sarah Nehama, illustrates and explains examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other peieces of mourning jewelry ...

Author: Sarah Nehama

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 1936520036

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Showcasing material in the Massachusetts Historical Society's collection, along with items from the private collection of Sarah Nehama, illustrates and explains examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other peieces of mourning jewelry from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century.

Crying Shame

Building on ethnographic fieldwork and extensive historical evidence, Crying Shame analyzes lament across thousands of years and nearly every continent.

Author: James M. Wilce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444306251

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Building on ethnographic fieldwork and extensive historical evidence, Crying Shame analyzes lament across thousands of years and nearly every continent. Explores the enduring power of lament: expressing grief through crying songs, often in a collective ritual context Draws on the author’s extensive ethnographic fieldwork, and unique long-term engagement and participation in the phenomenon Offers a startling new perspective on the nature of modernity and postmodernity An important addition to growing literature on cultural globalization

The Much lamented Death of Madam Geneva

Between 1720 and 1751, the gin craze nearly overwhelmed London.

Author: Patrick Dillon

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 0747235457

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 354

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Between 1720 and 1751, the gin craze nearly overwhelmed London. Based on extensive research, this title follows the history of gin, or geneva - from its introduction from Holland after the Glorius Revolution, to its role as the sustenance of the poor, a quick trip to oblivion in the squalid and diseased poverty of eighteenth-century London.

Dangerous Voices

In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity.

Author: Gail Holst-Warhaft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134908080

Category: History

Page: 240

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In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments ranging from New Guinea to Greece suggests that this essentially female art form gave women considerable power over the rituals of death. The threat they posed to the Greek state caused them to be appropriated by male writers including the tragedians. Holst-Warhaft argues that the loss of the traditional lament in Greece and other countries not only deprives women of their traditional control over the rituals of death but leaves all mourners impoverished.

The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition

16a In another tradition , from Argos , he was the son of Apollo and Psamathe , and his death was lamented antiphonally by groups of women and girls .

Author: Margaret Alexiou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742507572

Category: History

Page: 293

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The only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive and penetrating synthesis.