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|The ancient philosopher Marcus Cicero once stated that the life of the dead is |
placed in the memory of the living. This quote speaks to the heart of what is
presented in this chapter. It is part of the mystery teachings that each new
Jeffrey K. Olick, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Daniel Levy - 2011 - 497 pages
|The graves of the dead are the most powerful of the visible emblems which unify |
all the activities of the separate groups of the ... of the recently dead it stays
symbolically a live and vital emblem, telling the living of the meaning of life and
|They would be placed outside of daily life, in the modern cemetery, much like the |
mad would be placed in the modern ... The dead would have their own cities, and
the emphasis there would not be on bodily decay but on living memory.
|67–68) Through a metonymic image, the leg introduces an inversion between life |
and death that takes place in Auschwitz: ... it resists and persists, and because it
can be severed from the omnipresent death that pervades the reign of the living.
|Even when they began to place their dead in coffins, the Assyrians continued to |
pile one above the other in great excavations. ... According to rank and wealth,
those who were great in Egypt, and therefore likely to be important in the next life,
were ... In sixteenth century Europe, it was customary to make wreaths of flowers
from rib- bon and paper and give them to the church in memory of the deceased.
|Central to the activity is the pilgrimage by the community to the cemetery in which |
living relatives of the deceased contribute ofrendas, or offerings of food, ...
Oftentimes the cempasuchil flower, the flower of the dead, are placed at the grave
to provide direction to the returning souls (Carmichael and Sayer 1992). ...
landscape, the cemetery represents the possibility for awareness of life in
contrast to death.
|The monument and the cult of the tomb constant funerary keep memory alive and |
constantly refreshed. ... The dead should be honoured and should remain alive in
the memory of the living, for it is only when we no longer remember ... nature in
an attempt to convey an idea of those forms of representation which Carl Robert's
system has placed in the problematic 'human life' (vita humana) category (p.
Alon Confino, Peter Fritzsche - 2002 - 265 pages
|The living would pray for one another, and families might imagine themselves |
united after death in Heaven, but no prayer or intercession could connect the
living with the dead.24 Instead, the dead person was socially concluded, and
Protestant death ritual focused on his or her faith, life, ... And they are present in
such a manner that he . . . truly looks upon them and discerns them as things
placed before ...
|Then, if he trusts to memory only, his work will be like Memory's figure in ope of |
Lady Waterford's beautiful and suggestive sketches. He has to stand ... It is
enough if he tells the tale, if he tells the story of any person's life faithfully, and
can render that as living as possible. ... The biographer, for his greater honor and
his greater perplexity, stands between the living and the dead. ... Assuredly if
women are to be placed at the bar of history, it is best to let them pose and drape
Bruce Gordon, Peter Marshall - 2000 - 324 pages
|4 Spirits seeking bodies: death, possession and communal memory in the Middle |
Ages Nancy Caciola What of those shades of ... their ghosts - lingered on amidst
the community of the living; searching out, and sometimes finding, a physical
place in which to lodge. ... Death and the Regeneration of Life (Cambridge, 1982)