The Death of the Past

In this book, J.H. Plumb investigates the way that humankind has moulded the past to give sanction to their institutions of government, their social structure and morality.


Author: J.H. Plumb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349004188

Category: History

Page: 143

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The Death of the Past

In this book, J.H. Plumb investigates the way that humankind has, since the beginning of recorded time, moulded the past to give sanction to their institutions of government, their social structure and morality.


Author: J. H. Plumb

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 140390698X

Category: History

Page: 224

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In this book, J.H. Plumb investigates the way that humankind has, since the beginning of recorded time, molded the past to give sanction to their institutions of government, their social structure and morality. The past has also been called upon to explain the nature of our destiny in order both to strengthen the objectives of society and to reconcile us to our lot. J.H. Plumb questions this sanction of the past, the force that it has on our sense of destiny and its relevance to our own times. This classic text is now reissued with a new introduction by Niall Ferguson, placing it within a contemporary context, and with a new foreword by the eminent historian Simon Schama, a former student of J.H.Plumb himself.

Death of the Past


Author: Society for California Archaeology


ISBN: OCLC:1153631587

Category: Archaeology

Page: 27

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Burying the Dead But Not the Past Large Print 16pt

Janney's exploration introduces new ways in which gender played a vital role in shaping the politics, culture, and society of the late nineteenth-century South.


Author: Caroline E. Janney


ISBN: 9781458742902

Category: History

Page: 682

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Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve and rebury the remains of Confederate soldiers scattered throughout the region. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers, nearly 28 percent of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who perished in the war. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the 1890s, Caroline Janney restores these women's place in the historical narrative by exploring their role as the creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition between 1865 and 1915. Although not considered ''political'' or ''public actors, '' upper- and middle-class white women carried out deeply political acts by preparing elaborate burials and holding Memorial Days in a region still occupied by northern soldiers. Janney argues that in identifying themselves as mothers and daughters in mourning, LMA members crafted a sympathetic Confederate position that Republicans, northerners, and, in some cases, southern African Americans could find palatable. Long before national groups such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the United Daughters of the Confederacy were established, Janney shows, local LMAs were earning sympathy for lost Confederates. Janney's exploration introduces new ways in which gender played a vital role in shaping the politics, culture, and society of the late nineteenth-century South

Death in the Past


Author: Richard A. Moore

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 0373630042


Page: 222

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Children Remembered

Historians have only recently begun to grapple with the experience of child death. Children Remembered explores the experience of parental grief over four centuries in America, England, and France.


Author: Robert Woods

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846310218

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Children Remembered discusses the relationship between parents and children in the past. It focuses on the ways in which adults responded to the untimely deaths of children, whether and how they expressed their grief. The study engages with the hypothesis of ‘parental indifference’ associated with the French cultural historian Philippe Ariès by analysing the changing risk of mortality since the sixteenth century and assessing its consequences. It uses paintings and poems to describe feelings and emotions in ways that are not only highly original, but also challenge traditional disciplinary conventions. The circumstances of infant and child mortality are considered for France and England, while example portraits and poems are selected from England and America. While the work is firmly grounded in demography, it is especially concerned with current debates in social and cultural history, with the history of childhood, the way pictorial images can be ‘read’, and the use as historical evidence to which literature may be put. This is a wide- ranging and ambitions multi-disciplinary study that will add significantly to our understanding of demographic structures; the ways in which they have conditioned attitudes and behaviour in the past.

Half Past the Dead of Night

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Author: Cleo Baldon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491710449

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Thirty-seven-year-old script supervisor Jared Dunkin, called J., is camping in the corner of his inherited house above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. In his move, he brought only his autograph collection and his Barcelona chairs. Orphaned and disconsolate, J. is doing nothing with his love of film and very little with his history degree. Out of the blue, he meets thirty-year-old Mary Ellen Higgen—called Emmy—while at a voting precinct on a February Tuesday and decides she might be the girl for him. But when he raves to his grandmother about Emmy, she warns him not to see the girl again—although she doesn’t say why. Everyone in Hollywood has a personal celebrity. For J., it’s his grandmother, who came to Hollywood in the late forties as Miss South Dakota and third runner-up to Miss America. She made movies and married the head of make-up as he started the successful line of Ingénue Cosmetics. Emmy’s celebrity is her late, swashbuckling, movie star grandfather who had made a film with J.’s Grandstar. Although they’re in love, J. and Emmy may have too much in common. Just as he finds a career, J. finds his personal life spiraling out of control in a spectacular fashion worthy of a soap opera.

Imprisoned by the Past

'Imprisoned by the Past' recounts the history of the American death penalty and connects that history to the case of Warren McCleskey.


Author: Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199967933

Category: Law

Page: 431

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In 1987, the United States Supreme Court decided a case that could have ended the death penalty in the United States. Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty examines the long history of the American death penalty and its connection to the case of WarrenMcCleskey, revealing how that case marked a turning point for the history of the death penalty. In this book, Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier explores one of the most important Supreme Court cases in history, a case that raised important questions about race and punishment, and ultimately changed the way weunderstand the death penalty today. McCleskey's case resulted in one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in U.S. history, where the Court confronted evidence of racial discrimination in the administration of capital punishment. The case currently marks the last time that the Supreme Court had a realistic chance of completelystriking down capital punishment. As such, the case also marked a turning point in the death penalty debate in the country. Going back nearly four centuries, this book connects McCleskey's life and crime to the issues that have haunted the American death penalty debate since the first executions by early settlers through the modern twenty-first century death penalty. Imprisoned by the Past ties together three uniqueAmerican stories. First, the book considers the changing American death penalty across centuries where drastic changes have occurred in the last fifty years. Second, the book discusses the role that race played in that history. And third, the book tells the story of Warren McCleskey and how his lifeand legal case brought together the other two narratives.

My Future Is a Thing of the Past

Death lives among us, waiting, just waiting for you to stop living your mundane
lives. Death is the biggest moment of our lives. We are completely unprepared for
it. Death is not the end of your role, your words. Death is the end! Shakespeare ...


Author: Terry Dugan

Publisher: Terry Dugan

ISBN: 9781461143079


Page: 118

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Absurd and acerbic, playwright Terry Dugan uses his unique characters to skewer conventional wisdom and show a new perspective on the everyday. In his debut one-act-play collection, he takes on one of man "s two guarantees in life with six short plays rife with humor, sadness & longing. In this volume:*Dies*The Dilettantes*Jsem Robot*Tis Better to be Vile than Vile Esteem "d*The Closest Distance*Barcelona

Across Time and Death

The author recounts her search for the children of the woman she believes she was in a previous incarnation


Author: Jenny Cockell

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: PSU:000023161160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 153

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The author recounts her search for the children of the woman she believes she was in a previous incarnation

The Purpose of the Past

Although historians have scarcely experienced the kinds of epistemological
quarrels that have torn apart the literary disciplines over the past several decades
, some signs of change have become ominous, and Simon Schama's book, Dead


Author: Gordon S. Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637919

Category: History

Page: 336

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An erudite scholar and an elegant writer, Gordon S. Wood has won both numerous awards and a broad readership since the 1969 publication of his widely acclaimed The Creation of the American Republic. With The Purpose of the Past, Wood has essentially created a history of American history, assessing the current state of history vis-à-vis the work of some of its most important scholars-doling out praise and scorn with equal measure. In this wise, passionate defense of history's ongoing necessity, Wood argues that we cannot make intelligent decisions about the future without understanding our past. Wood offers a master's insight into what history-at its best-can be and reflects on its evolving and essential role in our culture.

Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras

Marriage as the institution for procreation strongly contrasts with death, the end of
his life. Instead of receiving his due after giving such a rich dowry, Iphidamas
becomes himself object of another exchange when Agamemnon takes his


Author: John Marincola

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654666

Category: History

Page: 352

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This volume in The Edinburgh Leventis Studies series collects the papers presented at the sixth A. G. Leventis conference, It engages with new research and new approaches to the Greek past, and brings the fruits of that research to a wider audience.

Figures of the Past from the Leaves of Old Journals

I spoke of the death of Mr . Gaillard , of South Carolina , and of the eulogium of
his colleague , Mr . Hayne , on announcing it to the Senate . “ Gaillard was ... of a
sightseer . It was held in the Senate Chamber ; but 216 FIGURES OF THE PAST .


Author: Josiah Quincy



Category: Massachusetts

Page: 404

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The Future of the Past

Although the area of common law that protects the dead is voluminous and
sometimes obscure, it dispels many popular myths and legal fictions that have
been injurious to Native Americans. First, no "property interest" exists in a dead
body in ...


Author: Tamara L. Bray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815338345

Category: History

Page: 252

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To date, the notion of repatriation has been formulated as a highly polarized debate with museums, archaeologists, and anthropologists on one side, and Native Americans on the other. This volume offers both a retrospective and a prospective look at the topic of repatriation. By juxtaposing the divergent views of native peoples, anthropologists, museum professionals, and members of the legal profession, it illustrates the complexity of the repatriation issue.

The Ghosts of the Past

OOKING FROM Cicero, Propertius, and Vergil to their successors, wearestruck at
once by the change in the roman literary imaginationwhere the dead are
concerned. Where the earlier authors portray the “imitation” of the living on which
this ...


Author: Basil Dufallo

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814210444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

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"To understand the literary life of the Roman dead, The Ghosts of the Past develops a new perspective on Latin literature's interaction with Roman culture. Drawing on the insights of sociology, anthropology, and performance theory, Basil Dufallo argues that authors of the late Republic and early Principate engage strategically with Roman behaviors centered on the dead and their world in order to address urgent political and social concerns. Republican literature exploits this context for the ends of political competition among the clan-based Roman elite, while early imperial literature seeks to restage the republican practices for a reformed Augustan society." "Calling into question boundaries of genre and literary form, Dufallo's study will revise current understandings of Latin literature as a cultural and performance practice. Works as diverse as Cicero's speeches, Propertian elegy, Horace's epodes and satires, and Vergil's Aeneid appear in a new light as performed texts interacting with other kinds of cultural performance from which they might otherwise seem isolated."--BOOK JACKET.

The Great Joy of Healing Past Lives

When we revisit and clear negative energy from the events of a past life, even if
an event includes a past death, we have the opportunity to learn and to evolve. It
seems that the death of those we love is probably worse for those of us who miss


Author: Judith Rivera Rosso

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452591650

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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“...insights, wisdom, and methodologies for healing past life experiences in a beautiful and remarkable way.” —Lindsay Kenny, EFT Master-Trainer “There is gold between the covers of The Great Joy of Healing Past Lives and it gets an absolute and unequivocal ‘yes’ from me—read it!” —Bennie Naudé, Master Trainer, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Is Death the End of Us? Many modern teachers, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and scientists are joining some of history’s greatest thinkers to affirm that we are timeless. Our lives do continue. Learn how to revisit past lives to free yourself and others of trauma from the distant past for greater health and happiness, now and in the future.

Mirroring the Past

Epilogue istorians often arrogate to themselves the exclusive responsibility and
prerogative of interpreting the past , that unmistakably human world that might as
well be on another planet as it speaks such an alien language . Commerce and ...


Author: On Cho Ng

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824829131

Category: History

Page: 306

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China is known for its deep veneration of history. Far more than a record of the past, history to the Chinese is the magister vitae (teacher of life): the storehouse of moral lessons and bureaucratic precedents. Mirroring the Past presents a comprehensive history of traditional Chinese historiography from antiquity to the mid-qing period. Organized chronologically, the book traces the development of historical thinking and writing in Imperial China, beginning with the earliest forms of historical consciousness and ending with adumbrations of the fundamentally different views engendered by mid-nineteenth-century encounters with the West. The historiography of each era is explored on two levels: first, the gathering of material and the writing and production of narratives to describe past events; second, the thinking and reflecting on meanings and patterns of the past. Significantly, the book embeds within this chronological structure integrated views of Chinese historiography, bringing to light the purposive, didactic, and normative uses of the past. authors lay bare the ingenious ways in which Chinese scholars extracted truth from events and reveal how schemas and philosophies of history were constructed and espoused. They highlight the dynamic nature of Chinese historiography, revealing that historical works mapped the contours of Chinese civilization not for the sake of understanding history as disembodied and theoretical learning, but for the pragmatic purpose of guiding the world by mirroring the past in all its splendor and squalor.

When Dad Died

, New York, Oxford, Wien. This volume is an important contribution to the social and cultural history of the family and documents that widowhood and orphanhood were commonplace before the twentieth century.


Author: Renzo Derosas

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056939229

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien. This volume is an important contribution to the social and cultural history of the family and documents that widowhood and orphanhood were commonplace before the twentieth century. How did the survivors cope with such tragedy? What kind of support did they receive from their community and relatives? How many widows remarried? How many children grew up as step-children or wards? And how did these circumstances influence their futures? While individual stories are frequent themes in literature, the social history of these experiences has yet to be written, especially from a comparative perspective. The 16 essays in this book provide a fresh look at the family history of widowhood and orphanhood in a dozen European and Asian countries.