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The Resource The London way of death, Brian Parsons

The London way of death, Brian Parsons

Label
The London way of death
Title
The London way of death
Statement of responsibility
Brian Parsons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Biographical or historical data
Brian Parsons has worked in the funeral industry since 1982. He has diplomas in funeral directing and embalming as well as a degree in business studies. His Phd focused on the impact of change in the funeral industry in the twentieth century. As well as his academic work, he has contributed to trade journals and magazines.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parsons, Brian
Dewey number
  • 363.7509421
  • 393'.09421'0904
  • 942.11(38)
  • 393.09421
  • 393
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Local history
  • Social & cultural history
  • Sociology: death & dying
  • History
  • Local history
  • Social & cultural history
  • Sociology: death & dying
  • London (England)
Summary expansion
This vivid pictorial history gives a fascinating insight into the ways Londoners have dealt with death over the last 100 years. The city's rich cultural, social and religious character is reflected in approaches to death, and in funerals and burial rituals. Brian Parsons has brought together a wide-ranging collection of historical photographs to show the growing variety of ceremonies that express the cosmopolitan makeup of the city. His original work gives us a telling glimpse of prevailing attitudes to death and burial, and it offers a revealing portrait of a neglected aspect of life in the capital and the country as a whole. (Longer synopsis on reverse)
Target audience
general
Label
The London way of death, Brian Parsons
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780750925396
Dimensions
24x17x1 cm.
Edition
Illustrated ed.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780750925396
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
facsims., port.s
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The London way of death, Brian Parsons
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780750925396
Dimensions
24x17x1 cm.
Edition
Illustrated ed.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780750925396
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
facsims., port.s
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      51.4875785 -0.1684068
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