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The Resource The care of the dead in late antiquity, Éric Rebillard ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings and Jeanine Routier-Pucci

The care of the dead in late antiquity, Éric Rebillard ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings and Jeanine Routier-Pucci

Label
The care of the dead in late antiquity
Title
The care of the dead in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Éric Rebillard ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings and Jeanine Routier-Pucci
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this provocative book Éric Rebillard challenges many long-held assumptions about early Christian burial customs. For decades scholars of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated burial grounds for Christians as early as the third century. Through a careful reading of primary sources including legal codes, theological works, epigraphical inscriptions, and sermons, Rebillard shows that there is little evidence to suggest that Christians occupied exclusive or isolated burial grounds in this early period.In fact, as late as the fourth and fifth centuries the Church did not impose on the faithful specific rituals for laying the dead to rest. In the preparation of Christians for burial, it was usually next of kin and not representatives of the Church who were responsible for what form of rite would be celebrated, and evidence from inscriptions and tombstones shows that for the most part Christians didn't separate themselves from non-Christians when burying their dead. According to Rebillard it would not be until the early Middle Ages that the Church gained control over burial practices and that "Christian cemeteries" became common.In this translation of Religion et Sépulture: L'église, les vivants et les morts dans l'Antiquité tardive, Rebillard fundamentally changes our understanding of early Christianity. The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity will force scholars of the period to rethink their assumptions about early Christians as separate from their pagan contemporaries in daily life and ritual practice
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rebillard, Éric
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in classical philology
Series volume
59
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Death
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Religieuze gebruiken
  • Dood
  • Begrafenissen
  • Bestattung
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Spätantike
  • Frühchristentum
  • Römisches Reich
Label
The care of the dead in late antiquity, Éric Rebillard ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings and Jeanine Routier-Pucci
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of the origins : Christian burial in Rome and Carthage -- Burial and religious identity : religious groups and collective burial -- Voluntary associations and collective burial : the church, Christians, and the Collegia -- Violation of tombs and impiety : funerary practices and religious beliefs -- Christian piety and burial duty : from the duty to bury the dead to the organization of burial for the poor -- Christian funerals and funerals of Christians : the church and the death ritual in late antiquity -- The church, Christians, and the dead : commemoration of the dead in late antiquity
Control code
ocn726824276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459160
Lccn
2008052547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801459160
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rm5b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824276
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The care of the dead in late antiquity, Éric Rebillard ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings and Jeanine Routier-Pucci
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of the origins : Christian burial in Rome and Carthage -- Burial and religious identity : religious groups and collective burial -- Voluntary associations and collective burial : the church, Christians, and the Collegia -- Violation of tombs and impiety : funerary practices and religious beliefs -- Christian piety and burial duty : from the duty to bury the dead to the organization of burial for the poor -- Christian funerals and funerals of Christians : the church and the death ritual in late antiquity -- The church, Christians, and the dead : commemoration of the dead in late antiquity
Control code
ocn726824276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459160
Lccn
2008052547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801459160
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rm5b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824276
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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