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Death is a subject of enduring interest in every culture in the world. The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. Douglas J. Davies, internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field, tackles some of the most significant aspects of death вЂ“ the act of dying, grieving, burial, artistic interpretations of death, places of memory, the fear of death, and disasters/tragedies вЂ“ and weaves them into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying.
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Douglas James Davies (born 1947) is Professor in the Study of Religion in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham.