V.G. Kiernan, 15 April 1982
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Oxford, 619 pp., £17.50, November 1981, 0 19 826440 2Show More
Mirrors of Mortality: Studies in the Social History of Death edited by Joachim Waley.
Europa, 252 pp., £19.50, October 1981, 0 905118 67 7Show More
“... like Bremond, Vovelle, Le Bras, Morin and, of course, the doyen of contemporary authorities, Philippe Aries. Waley’s introduction emphasises the antithetical viewpoints represented by Ariès, whose observations ‘are never related to any demographic or economic background’, and Vovelle, with his meticulous ...”