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Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment Britain and Beyond
Autopsy, Pathology and Display
Edited by Piers Mitchell, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Cambridge, UK
The History of Medicine in Context

Before My Helpless Sight

Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 19141918
Leo van Bergen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The History of Medicine in Context

A number of excavations of medical schools and pathology museums cemeteries have been undertaken in Britain in the last decade, which have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that corpses were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these physical anthropologists, alongside experts in the early history of pathology museums in British medical schools and the various royal colleges of surgeons, and medical historians studying the social context of dissection and autopsy in the Georgian and Victorian periods.
Includes 20 b&w illustrations

Rarely has there appeared such a readable narrative on the heroic and tragic ways in which a war was fought and the dedicated yet at times inept ways in which medical workers attempted to tend the dying and treat the wounded. Medicine, Conflict & Survival This book examines military victims of the First World War, looking at what could happen to a soldier from the moment he got on the train that brought him to the front, until the instant he was killed and buried. In five chapters Battle, Body, Mind, Aid, Death the varied experiences of the wounding and suffering of soldiers are explored, drawing on stories from both sides of the Western Front in the First World War. Drawing on British, French, German and Dutch sources it shows the consequences of modern warfare on the human individuals caught up in it, and the way it influences our thinking on humanitarian activities.
2009 538 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5853-5 35.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754658535

June 2012 c. 231 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-1886-3 ebook 978-1-4094-1887-0

c. 65.00

The Anatomist Anatomisd

An Experimental Discipline in Enlightenment Europe
Andrew Cunningham, University of Cambridge, UK
The History of Medicine in Context

The Body Divided

Human Beings and Human Material in Modern Medical History
Edited by Sarah Ferber, University of Wollongong, Australia and Sally Wilde, University of Queensland, Australia
The History of Medicine in Context

The eighteenth-century practitioners of anatomy saw their own period as the perfection of anatomy. This book looks at the investigation of anatomy in the long eighteenth century in disciplinary terms. This means looking in a novel way not only at the practical aspects of anatomizing but also at questions of how one became an anatomist, where and how the discipline was practised, what the point was of its practice, what counted as sub-disciplines of anatomy, and the nature of arguments over anatomical facts and priority of discovery. In particular pathology, generation and birth, and comparative anatomy are shown to have been linked together as sub-disciplines of anatomy. At first sight anatomy seems the most long-lived and stable of medical disciplines, from Galen and Vesalius to the present. But Cunningham argues that anatomy was, like so many other areas of knowledge, changed irrevocably around the end of the eighteenth century, with the creation of new disciplines, new forms of knowledge and new ways of investigation. The long eighteenth century, therefore, was not only the highpoint of anatomy but also the endpoint of old anatomy.
Includes 110 b&w illustrations

Bodies and body parts of the dead have long been considered valuable material for use in medical science. They have been dissected, autopsied, investigated, harvested for research and therapeutic purposes, collected to turn into museum and other specimens, and then displayed, disposed of, and exchanged. This book examines the history of such activities, from the early nineteenth century through to the present, in hospitals, universities, workhouses and lunatic asylums in England and Australia.
Includes 10 b&w illustrations

February 2012 c. 223 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6834-3 ebook 978-0-7546-9481-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754668343

c. 65.00

May 2010 468 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6338-6 70.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754663386

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Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg

The Cathedrals Book of Donors and Its Use (1320-1521)
Charlotte A. Stanford, Brigham Young University, USA
Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

Devising, Dying and Dispute

Testamentary Litigation in Late Seventeenth-Century England
Lloyd Bonfield, New York Law School, USA An authoritative introduction to one of the richest and least explored sources for English social history, and in particular the history of family relationships. Keith Wrightson,Townsend Professor of History, Yale University, USA Focusing on property law as reflected in cases of disputed wills, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into English seventeenth-century society. As well as charting shifting conceptions of property and inheritance law, accounts taken from the numerous cases quoted offer a poignant reminder of how the law had to cope with difficult situations affecting real lives.
October 2012 c. 215 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-3427-6 ebook 978-1-4094-3428-3 c. 60.00

The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. This study is the first to comprehensively analyse the unpublished Book of Donors manuscript and show the types and patterns of gifts made to the cathedral. It also compares these gift entries with those in earlier obituary records kept by the cathedral canons, as well as other medieval obituary notices kept by parish churches and convents in Strasbourg. Analysis of the Book of Donors notes the increase of personal details and requests in fifteenthcentury entries and discusses the different memorial opportunities available to the devout. This study draws a vivid picture of life in late medieval Strasbourg as seen through the lens of devotional and memorial practices, and will be of particular interest to scholars of art history, memory, and medieval urban life.
Includes 37 figures and 40 tables

American Mob Murder in Global Perspective
Robert W. Thurston, Miami University, Ohio, USA Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US cannot be properly understood solely through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after 1865, but must be seen against a global conversation about changing cultural meanings of race, as well as concepts of concepts of imperialism, gender, sexuality and civilization.
Includes 41 b&w illustrations

November 2011 348 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-0136-0 70.00 ebook 978-1-4094-3472-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409401360

Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child

Funeral Monuments and their European Context
Jeannie Labno Through an exploration of the unique Polish tradition of child commemoration, this book raises issues beyond the monuments themselves, about Polish social life and family structuring in the early modern period, including attitudes to children and the position of women, as well as the transmission and reception of Renaissance ideas outside Italy. Drawing upon social and cultural history, visual and gender studies, the work not only asks important new questions, but provides a fresh perspective on familiar topics and themes within Renaissance history.
Includes 8 colour and 20 b&w illustrations

March 2011 442 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-0908-3 65.00 ebook 978-1-4094-0909-0 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409409083

May 2011 472 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6825-1 70.00 ebook 978-1-4094-2672-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754668251

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Monuments and Memory in Early Modern England

Reforming the Art of Dying

The ars moriendi in the German Reformation (15191528)
Austra Reinis, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, USA
St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

Peter Sherlock, University of Melbourne, Australia provides a valuable and wide-ranging contribution to the understanding of early modern memorializing practices Renaissance Quarterly Arguing that early modern English monuments were not simply formulaic statements about and memory, Sherlock instead reveals them to be deliberately crafted messages to future generations. Through careful reading of monuments he shows that much can be learned about how men and women conceived of the world around them and shifting concepts of gender, social order and the place of humans within the universe.
Includes 38 b&w illustrations

2008 296 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6093-4 65.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754660934

This study focuses on the earliest of Protestant handbooks that addressed the subject of death and dying. Beginning with Luthers Sermon on Preparing to Die in 1519 and ending with Jakob Otters Christlich leben vnd sterben in 1528, it explores how Luther and his colleagues adopted traditional themes and motifs, transforming them to accord with their conviction that Christians could be certain of their salvation. It further shows how Luthers colleagues drew on his writings, not only his teaching on dying, but also other writings including his sermons on the sacraments. The study concludes that the assurance of salvation that these works offered represented a significant change from traditional teaching on death.
2007 304 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5439-1 65.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754654391

Saving the Souls of Medieval London

Perpetual Chantries at St Pauls Cathedral, c.1200-1548
Marie-Helene Rousseau, Beverly Foundation, Albuquerque, USA

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Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

It is an utterly fascinating book, and the author is to be congratulated on the depth of her study. Church Times St Pauls Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London and this investigation of its chantries pious foundations through which donors endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses for the benefit of their souls sheds light on the role chantries played in promoting the spiritual well-being of medieval London.
Includes 3 b&w illustrations

March 2011 256 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-0581-8 65.00 ebook 978-1-4094-0582-5 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409405818

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous Death in American Texts and Performances
Corpses, Ghosts, and the Reanimated Dead
Edited by Lisa K. Perdigao, Florida Institute of Technology, USA and Mark Pizzato, University of North Carolina, USA How do twentieth-century artists bring forth the powerful reality of death when it exists in memory and lived experience as something that happens only to others? This volume grapples with this paradox, examining literary texts and performance media that include Amiri Barakas Dutchman, Thornton Wilders Our Town, John Edgar Widemans The Cattle Killing, Toni Morrisons Sula and Song of Solomon, Don DeLillos White Noise, and HBOs Six Feet Under.
January 2010 228 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6907-4 55.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9602-5 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754669074

Edited by Asa Simon Mittman, California State University, USA and Peter Dendle, Pennsylvania State University, USA This volume awakens the monster as an academic topic. Combining John Block Friedmans historicalliterary approach with Jeffrey J. Cohens theoretical concerns, Asa Mittman and Dendle have marshaled chapters that comprise a seminal work for everyone interested in the monstrous. Wide-ranging chapters work through various historical and geographic views of monstrosity, from the African Mami Wata to Pokemon. Theoretical chapters consider contemporary views of what a monster is and why we care about them as we do. Taken together, the essays in The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous reveal that monsters appear in every culture and haunt each of us in different ways, or as Mittman says, the monstrous calls into question our (their, anyones) epistemological worldview, highlights its fragmentary and inadequate nature, and thereby asks usto acknowledge the failures of our systems of categorization. David Sprunger, Concordia College, Minnesota, USA The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.
Includes 78 b&w illustrations

Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama

From the Raising of Lazarus to King Lear
Katharine Goodland, College of Staten Island, CUNY, USA
Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

Her book is impressive not only in its breadth of coverage but in the tenacity with which its pursues its claimsGoodlands study is well worth reading teaches us a great deal about the prevalence and significance of female mourning in pre- and post-Reformation drama. Renaissance Quarterly Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster this book presents a new perspective on early modern drama grounded upon three original interrelated points. The author explores how the motif of the mourning woman on the early modern stage embodies the cultural trauma of the Reformation in England; brings to light the extent to which the figures of early modern drama recall those of the recent medieval past; and addresses how these representations embody actual mourning practices that were, after the Reformation, increasingly viewed as disturbing.
Includes 2 b&w illustrations

February 2012 c. 570 pages 978-1-4094-0754-6 Hardback www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409407546

c. 85.00

The Ashgate Research Companion to NineteenthCentury Spiritualism and the Occult

Edited by Sarah Willburn, Skidmore College, New York, USA and Tatiana Kontou, University of Sussex, UK Critical attention to Victorian mysticism has grown greatly over the past two decades and the essays written for this research companion demonstrate the wide-ranging nature of this topic. Organized into three sections covering Gender Studies and the Spiritual; Spiritualism and Science Studies; The Supernatural and Empire Studies and written by historians and art historians, literary critics, and academics working on gender and cultural studies, they illustrate trends within scholarly sub-fields as well as overarching themes and methodological approaches in this subject.
July 2012 c. 400 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6912-8 ebook 978-0-7546-9626-1 c. 85.00

2006 264 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5101-7 25.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754651017

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From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation

Dead Bodies in Twentieth-Century American Fiction
Lisa K. Perdigao, Florida Institute of Technology, USA A thoughtful addition to studies of representation and the body, Perdigaos book sheds new light on a wide range of American authors who meditate on death, mourning, and language, especially as these are shadowed by gender and race. Laura Doyle, University of Massachusetts, USA How fictional representations of dead bodies develop over the twentieth century is the central concern of Perdigaos study of American writers. Perdigao considers works by writers from William Faulkner and Richard Wright to Toni Morrison and Jeffrey Eugenides, arguing that the crisis of bodily representation can be traced from modernist entombment to postmodernist exhumation, complementary drives that speak to the tension between the desire to bury the dead and the need to remember.
June 2010 188 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6717-9 55.00 ebook 978-1-4094-0430-9 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754667179

The Late Victorian Gothic

Mental Science, the Uncanny, and Scenes of Writing
Hilary Grimes Examining technological advances, genre and late nineteenth-century mental science, Grimes shows writers failed attempts to use technology as a way of translating the supernatural at the fin de sicle. She treats a wide range of authors, including Henry James, George Du Maurier, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Vernon Lee and Sarah Grand to show the end of the nineteenth century produced a Gothicism specific to the period.
September 2011 196 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-2720-9 55.00 ebook 978-1-4094-2721-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409427209

Narratives of Women and Murder in England, 16801760

Deadly Plots
Kirsten T. Saxton, Mills College, USA The narrativising of murder is the focus of Kirsten Saxtons lively and engaging studySaxtons writing is witty and colourful and she engages a wide range of visual and written sourcesSaxtons compelling and provocative study is to be welcomed for the light it begins to shed on one of our enduring objects of cultural fascination. Review of English Studies Arguing for the centrality of the female criminal subject to the rise of the British novel, Kirsten Saxton compares representations of homicidal women in legal documents with those in the early novels of Behn, Manley, Defoe, and Fielding. She demonstrates that legal narratives informed the novels evolution and fictional texts shaped the development of legal narratives, and suggests that Augustan configurations of the murderess continue to influence our legal and social conceptions of femininity.
Includes 7 b&w illustrations

Grief and Genre in American Literature, 17901870

Desire Henderson, University of Texas at Arlington, USA Desire Hendersons Grief and Genre in American Literature, 17901870 presents a series of lucid and carefully crafted case studies of the intersection of mourning and genre in eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury American literary texts. While drawing intelligently on non-literary materials, such as nineteenth-century mourners manuals and the history and design of cemeteries and public monuments, each chapter ultimately results in novel and compelling close readings of key literary texts. A must read for scholars and teachers of eighteenthand nineteenth-century American literature. Melissa J. Homestead, University of Nebraska, USA Focusing on the role of genre in the formation of dominant conceptions of death and dying, Desire Henderson examines literary texts and social spaces in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. Hendersons study shows that an authors use or rejection of the conventions of memorial literature speaks to their positions within debates about gender, national identity and citizenship, the consequences of slavery, the nature of democratic representation, and structures of authorship and literary authority.
Includes 11 b&w illustrations

2009 162 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6364-5 50.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9452-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754663645

April 2011 200 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-2086-6 55.00 ebook 978-1-4094-2087-3 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409420866

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Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century US Writing and Culture

Edited by Lucy Frank, University of Warwick, UK
Warwick Studies in the Humanities

Women and Murder in Early Modern News Pamphlets and Broadside Ballads, 1573-1697
Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women, Series III, Part One, Volume 7
Selected and Introduced by Randall Martin, University of New Brunswick, Canada
The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women Series III, Part One

This collection traces the vicissitudes of the cultural preoccupation with death in nineteenth-century US writing and examines how mortality served paradoxically as a site on which identity and subjectivity were productively rethought. Topics include race- and gender-based investigations into the textual representation of death, imaginative constructions and re-constructions of social practice with regard to loss and memorialisation, and literary re-conceptualisations of death forced by personal and national trauma.
Includes 8 b&w illustrations

2007 246 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5528-2 55.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8413-8 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754655282

As voyeuristic and prurient as todays tabloid newspapers, early modern crime pamphlets and broadside ballads about women murderers tell of furtive love affairs and domestic poisonings, of battered wives who kill their abusive husbands, and of troubled mothers who murder their children. On first acquaintance, many pamphlets leave an impression of shallow sensationalism yoked to idealised repentance, and for that reason modern critics and historians have often discounted their importance as culturally significant artifacts. This volume presents a selection of over forty texts and is intended to encourage a reconsideration of these views.
2005 626 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-3115-6 85.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754631156

Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Thomas Rist, University of Aberdeen, UK
Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

Rist makes a strong argument for reading revenge tragedies, from The Spanish Tragedy to The White Devil, in the light of their attitudes to remembrance and mourning. His introduction establishes clearly the main lines of the debate: not only in the radical differences between reformed and Catholic attitudes to prayers for the dead, but in contrasting views of excess in mourningParticularly helpful is the examination of Virgilian echoes in The Spanish Tragedy. Times Literary Supplement Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Revising the genre in light of historical revisions to Englands Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not a Reformist and anti-Catholic genre, but one rooted in traditional Catholic culture, thereby transforming understandings of the theatre of the age.
2008 176 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6152-8 50.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754661528

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Death Studies 2012


Christian Theology and Tragedy
Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory
Edited by Kevin Taylor, Pfeiffer University, USA, and Giles Waller, University of Cambridge, UK
Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

Dying to Self and Detachment

James Kellenberger, California State University, USA Exploring the religious categories of dying to self and the religious virtue of detachment, the spiritual essence of dying to self, this book also aims to resolve contemporary issues that relate to detachment. Beginning with an examination of humility in its general notion and as a religious virtue for detachment presupposes, Kellenberger draws on a range of ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary writers that address the main characteristics of detachment, including the work of Meister Eckhart, St. Teresa, and Simone Weil, as well writers as varied as Gregory of Nyssa, Rabia al-Adawiyya, Soren Kierkegaard, Andrew Newberg, and Keiji Nishitani. Kellenberg explores the key issues that arise for detachment, including the place of the individuals will in detachment, the relationship of detachment to desire, to attachment to persons, and to self-love and self-respect, and issues of contemporary secular detachment such as inducement via chemicals. This book heeds the relevance of the religious virtue of detachment for those living in the twenty first century.
October 2012 c. 208 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-4390-2 ebook 978-1-4094-4391-9 c. 50.00

...This remarkable collection of essays stages imaginative dialogues between voices, characters and situations across two and a half millennia of writing. And out of the conversations created, as theological and philosophical reflection engages literary studies and biography, comes a dazzling cross-fertilisation of thought and feeling. I have never encountered a collection like this. It offers original and profound deliberations on issues riddling human histories and sounding the mysterious depths of the human condition itself. Graham Ward, University of Manchester, UK Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy. Encompassing a range of perspectives and topics, this book demonstrates how theologians can make productive use of the work of tragedians, tragic theorists and tragic philosophers. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to both the theological and literary fields.
October 2011 270 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6940-1 55.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9704-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754669401

Emotion, Identity and Death

Mortality Across Disciplines
Edited by Douglas Davies, and Chang-Won Park, both at Durham University, UK and Sogang University, South Korea Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies of emotion that focuses on issues surrounding death, and the first among death studies which focuses on the issue of emotion.
Includes 21 b&w illustrations and 10 musical examples

Death as Transformation
A Contemporary Theology of Death
Henry L. Novello, The Flinders University of South Australia This book presents a significant repudiation of the traditional eschatological doctrines, both Catholic and Protestant, based on the key idea that human death, as a dying into the death of Christ, is to be construed positively as a salvific event that confers the plenitude of life to the human. Offering helpful critiques of selected contemporary theologians, Novello explores how the proposed theology of death has liturgical and pastoral implications for Christian faith and praxis.
June 2011 260 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-2349-2 50.00 ebook 978-1-4094-2350-8 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409423492

March 2012 c. 224 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-2414-7 ebook 978-1-4094-2415-4 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409424147

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Encyclopedia of Cremation

Edited by Douglas J. Davies, Durham University, UK with Lewis H. Mates The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation while also presenting cremation as a universal practice. This work is also an essential sourcebook for students on the growing number of death-studies courses and wider studies in religion, anthropology or sociology.
2005 516 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-3773-8 25.00 ebook 978-1-4094-2317-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754637738

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Heavens Gate
Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group
Edited by George D. Chryssides, University of Birmingham, UK
Ashgate New Religions

Personal Identity and Resurrection

How Do We Survive Our Death?
Edited by Georg Gasser, University of Innsbruck, Austria This is an important and timely collection of essays on the related topics of personal identity and the resurrection of the body that will be an important resource for students of metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The essays take the discussion forward in constructive and sometimes surprising ways, making it a valuable addition to the literature in this field. Highly recommended. Oliver Crisp, University of Bristol, UK In Personal Identity and Resurrection, leading philosophers and theologians present an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the doctrine of bodily resurrection be they philosophers, theologians, scholars in religious studies, or believers interested in examining their faith.
Includes 11 b&w illustrations

Heavens Gate is one of the most interesting new religious groups to emerge in the twentieth century. Virtually unknown to scholars prior to its communal suicide in 1997, it has become the focus of significant research and important analysis. This worthwhile collection of studies is the most comprehensive to date. I enthusiastically commend it to anyone interested in understanding, not just UFO religions, but also the emergence and significance of new religions and alternative spiritualities more generally. Christopher Partridge, Lancaster University, UK The Heavens Gate suicides were part of a series of major violent incidents involving New Religions in the 1990s. Despite the major attention that Heavens Gate attracted, there have been few scholarly studies. This anthology on Heavens Gate includes a combination of articles previously published in academic journals, some new writings from experts in the field, and some original Heavens Gate documents.
Includes 1 colour illustration

October 2010 294 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-0493-4 55.00 ebook 978-1-4094-0494-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409404934

June 2011 228 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6374-4 50.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754663744

Towards Tragedy/ Reclaiming Hope

Literature, Theology and Sociology in Conversation
Pink Dandelion, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre & University of Birmingham, UK, Douglas Gwyn, Woodbrooke College, UK, Rachel Muers, University of Cambridge, UK, Brian Phillips, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Richard E. Sturm, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, USA This book offers new perspectives on the idea of the death of tragedy, taking England and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in particular as a case study. Chapters focus on the origins of tragedy in ancient Greece, gospel and tragedy, the beginnings of the Quaker movement in seventeenth-century England, apocalyptic versus secularized experiences of time, Edwardian Quaker triumphalism, the search for English identity in postcolonial Britain, liberal Quakerism at the end of the twentieth century, the promise and dilemma of postmodernity. The different disciplinary perspectives of the contributing authors bring literature, history, theology and sociology into a creative and revealing conversation. A Foreword by Richard Fenn introduces the book with an original and provocative meditation on tragedy and time.
2004 186 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-0765-6 45.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754607656

The Order of the Solar Temple

The Temple of Death
Edited by James R. Lewis, University of Wisconsin, USA
Ashgate New Religions

In October 1994, fifty-three members of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Qubec were murdered or committed suicide. This incident and two later group suicides in subsequent years played a pivotal role in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe. Despite the importance of the Order of the Solar Temple, there are relatively few studies published in English.
2006 242 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5285-4 25.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8363-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754652854

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Law and Social Science

Against the Death Penalty
International Initiatives and Implications
Edited by Jon Yorke, Birmingham City University, UK
Law, Justice and Power

Bioequity Property and the Human Body

Medical Law and Ethics

Nils Hoppe, University of Hannover, Germany Hoppe presents a provocative analysis, challenging conventional property solutions and instead outlining a new bioequity in human material through the use of the law of equity. Bioequity Property and the Human Body will be a valuable resource for lawyers and ethicists alike. Jean V. McHale, University of Birmingham, UK This book advances a new approach, based on existing law, to constructing entitlements in human tissue and resolving resulting property conflicts. A new methodology is also put forward for abstracting different concepts within the debate which enables comparison and distinction between different cases of entitlement and retention.
2009 194 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7280-7 60.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8932-4 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754672807

With cool scholarship and passionate moral commitment, this book convincingly signposts the steady world-wide progress towards abolition and the elimination of the need perceived by states to show their authority by killing their citizens. Justice Albie Sachs, onstitutional Court of South Africa This edited volume brings together leading scholars on the death penalty within international, regional and municipal law. It considers the intrinsic elements of both the promotion and demise of the punishment around the world, and provides analysis which contributes to the evolving abolitionist discourse.
2008 334 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7413-9 65.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674139

Altruism Reconsidered
Exploring New Approaches to Property in Human Tissue
Edited by Michael Steinmann, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, Peter Skora, University of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia and Urban Wiesing, Eberhard Karls Universitat, Germany
Medical Law and Ethics

Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property

Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information
Remigius N. Nwabueze, University of Southampton, UK
Medical Law and Ethics

This timely and important collection confronts complex bioethical and legal issues and raises profound philosophical and legal questions. These essays help to unpack the intricate connections between the requirements of health research and concern for individual autonomy, our ownership of our bodies and body parts, and the fundamentals of human dignity. John Christman, Pennsylvania State University, USA Altruism Reconsidered combines both practical and conceptual multidisciplinary perspectives, setting the standard for a detailed and innovative discussion on the regulation of research on human tissue.
2009 324 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7270-8 70.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8936-2 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754672708

In addressing the impact of modern biotechnology, and its legal accommodation on the customary conduct and traditional beliefs which shape the lives of different communities, Nwabuezes work provides an introduction to the legal regulation of the evolving uses of human tissues, and its implications for traditional knowledge, beliefs and cultures.
2007 390 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7168-8 70.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8495-4 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754671688

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Law and Social Science

The Crime of Destruction and the Law of Genocide

Their Impact on Collective Memory
Caroline Fournet, University of Exeter, UK
International and Comparative Criminal Justice

Death, Dying and the Ending of Life, Volumes I and II

Edited by Margaret P . Battin, Leslie P . Francis and Bruce M. Landesman, all at the University of Utah, USA
The International Library of Medicine, Ethics and Law

This work deals with the crime of genocide and with the social and collective memory of this crime. The volume shows that genocide fails to be adequately remembered due to the inherent defects of the law of genocide itself. The book thus links the social phenomenon to the legal theory (the legal norms) as well as to the legal practice (the trials).
2007 218 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7001-8 65.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8338-4 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754670018

These two volumes present the core of recent philosophical work on end-of-life issues. Volume I examines issues in death and consent: the nature of death, brain death and the uses of the dead and decision-making at the end of life, including the use of advance directives and decision-making about the continuation, discontinuation, or futility of treatment for competent and incompetent patients and children. Volume II, on justice and hastening death, examines whether there is a difference between killing and letting die, issues about physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia and questions about distributive justice and decisions about life and death.
Includes 54 previously published journal articles in 2 volumes

The Criminal Law of Genocide

International, Comparative and Contextual Aspects
Edited by Ralph Henham, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK and Paul Behrens, University of Leicester, UK
International and Comparative Criminal Justice

2007 Hardback

1016 pages in 2 volumes 978-0-7546-2174-4 275.00



This volume presents a contextual view of genocide which allows a consideration of the social and political concepts of the crime and of its historical dimensions as well as its legal treatment. It also suggests alternative justice solutions to the phenomenon of genocide.
2007 300 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-4898-7 60.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8827-3 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754648987

The Death Penalty, Volumes I and II

Influences and Outcomes
Edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College, USA
International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology - Second Series

Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive Death

Edited by C.M.V. Clarkson and Sally Cunningham, both at the University of Leicester, UK Manslaughter is an extremely broad offence and it has a difficult task in ensuring that all those who warrant punishment for non-aggressive deaths are convicted. Simultaneously, it should not be too broad in covering those who do not warrant punishment for such deaths. This collection examines criminal liability for non-aggressive death and puts forward possible alternatives to the current catch-all offence of manslaughter.
2008 272 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7334-7 25.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9029-0 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754673347

Unsurprisingly, much of the social science research agenda on the death penalty is centered in the United States, a country that permits federal government and state governments to use death as a punishment for homicide. Scholars designed the agenda to speak on issues thought to be important in the ongoing campaign against capital punishment. Here they have focused on the adequacy of the philosophical justifications and policy rationales offered in support of the death penalty, and have also examined the outcomes of capital punishment to determine whether the process lives up to certain legal and political standards.
2005 1028 pages in 2 volumes Hardback 978-0-7546-2400-4 300.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754624004

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Law and Social Science

Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance
Edited by Avril Maddrell, University of the West of England, UK and James D. Sidaway, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands This remarkable, genuinely inter-disciplinary collection examines the spaces, places and landscapes of death and bereavement in western societies. Elegantly written and impeccably researched, these essays underline how western attitudes to death are geographically constituted. Deathscapes provides an unflinching, unsentimental and often moving commentary on the last great taboo of the modern age. Mike Heffernan, University of Nottingham, UK This multi-disciplinary study addresses the relationships between space and place, death and bereavement in western societies, from the mapping of bereavement on the body or in domestic space, to sites of burial or cremation in public and private space. Current debates within academia and wider society are also addressed in chapters on green and garden burial, negotiating emotion in public/private space, remembrance of violence and disaster, and virtual space.
December 2010 324 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7975-2 50.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9935-4 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754679752

The Generosity of the Dead

A Sociology of Organ Procurement in France
Graciela Nowenstein, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Medical Law and Ethics

This is an important contribution to the sociology of law, affording a powerful illustration of the general thesis that whether a law works as intended depends in the first place on how it is received and interpreted by those on the shop floor where the behaviour to be regulated takes place. No reader will come away still believing that the legal regime in force and general statistics on procurement rates tell one much about what is actually going on. John Griffiths, University of Groningen, The Netherlands The Generosity of the Dead draws on the French experience to examine the on-going international debate surrounding systems of organ procurement. It will be a valuable resource for researchers, academics, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in this complex and topical subject.
November 2010 202 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7432-0 55.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9118-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674320

The Genocide Convention

An International Law Analysis
John Quigley, Ohio State University, USA
International and Comparative Criminal Justice

Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice

International and Comparative Criminal Justice


Edited by Ralph Henham, Nottingham Trent University, UK and Mark Findlay, University of Sydney, Australia This collection discusses appropriate methodologies for comparative research and applies this to the issue of trial transformation in the context of achieving justice in post-conflict societies. In developing arguments in relation to these problems, the authors use international sentencing and the question of victims interests and expectations as a focus.
June 2011 296 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-4979-3 65.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8931-7 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754649793

This thoroughly researched and eminently readable book is a must for anyone interested in the origin, meaning, or scope of genocide. Quigley, who served as an expert witness in the first-ever criminal prosecution charging genocide in Cambodia, provides a tour de force study of the Genocide Treaty, its application in various courts, and its deterrent value. Professor Ved P . Nanda, University of Denver, USA The Genocide Convention explores the question of whether the law and genocide law in particular can prevent mass atrocities. The volume explains how genocide came to be accepted as a legal norm and analyzes the intent required for this categorization. The work also discusses individual suits against states for genocide and, finally, explores the utility of genocide as a legal concept.
2006 320 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-4730-0 65.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8029-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754647300

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Law and Social Science

Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe

The Cultural Politics of Seeing
Angi Buettner, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand At last, an author who is not afraid to examine the politics of the use of Holocaust imagery. Buettners ground-breaking study enables us to understand not only why these images, rather than other catastrophes, have come to hold such tremendous power but also how their use evokes affect in a wide range of recent catastrophes and causes. I highly recommend it. Jon Stratton, Curtin University, Australia Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe explores the phenomenon of Holocaust transfer, analysing the widespread practice of using the Holocaust and its imagery for the representation and recording of other historical events in various media sites. Richly illustrated with concrete examples, this book traces the visual rhetoric of Holocaust imagery and its application to events other than the genocide of Jewish people.
Includes 5 b&w illustrations

Management of Post-Mortem Pregnancy

Legal and Philosophical Aspects
Daniel Sperling, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Recent advances in medical technology have provided healthcare staff with the possibility of maintaining the life of a brain-dead pregnant woman on life-support in order to achieve successful delivery of the foetus. Management of Post-Mortem Pregnancy examines the legal and ethical difficulties surrounding such postmortem management.
2006 178 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-4304-3 65.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754643043

Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia

Edited by Katie Glaskin, Myrna Tonkinson, Yasmine Musharbash and Victoria Burbank all at the University of Western Australia, Australia
Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

October 2011 210 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-0765-2 55.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409407652


Infant Mortality: A Continuing Social Problem

Edited by Eilidh Garrett, University of Cambridge, UK, Chris Galley, Barnsley College, UK, Nicola Shelton, University College London, UK and Robert Woods, University of Liverpool, UK Commemorating 100 years since the publication of Sir George Newmans Infant Mortality: A Social Problem, this volume evaluates Newmans critical contribution, reviews current understandings of the history of infant and early childhood mortality and discusses modern approaches to infant health as a continuing social problem.
2007 312 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-4593-1 25.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8323-0 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754645931

Contemporary Aboriginal communities spend vast amounts of time and resources on ceremonies connected with death. This important book with its sensitive portrayals and insightful analyses enables readers to see why. It is essential for understanding how Aboriginal control of events at the end of life supports both grieving individuals and cultural integrity. Nancy Williams, University of Queensland, Australia Drawing on ethnography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia, this volume focuses on the current ways in which indigenous people confront and manage various aspects of death. The contributors construct rich accounts of indigenous practices and beliefs and engage with questions relating to the frequent experience of death within the context of unprecedented change and premature mortality.
2009 260 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7449-8 60.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674498

The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body

Transformation and Transgression
Edited by Stephen W. Smith, University of Birmingham, UK, and Ronan Deazley, University of Glasgow, UK
Medical Law and Ethics

The regulation of the body provides an important concern in law, medical practice and culture. This comprehensive new volume explores how conceptions of self, liberalism, property and harm inform and influence contentious legal and ethical questions about what we can and cannot do to or with our own bodies.
2009 256 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7736-9 65.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9465-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754677369

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Law and Social Science

Most Deserving of Death?

An Analysis of the Supreme Courts Death Penalty Jurisprudence
Kenneth Williams, South Texas College of Law, USA
Law, Justice and Power

The Right to Life and the Value of Life

Orientations in Law, Politics and Ethics
Edited by Jon Yorke, Birmingham City University, UK
Law, Justice and Power

Ken Williams shines light into the dark corners of the capital punishment debate by focusing on the procedural nightmare. He takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the systems failures, showing starkly how bad lawyering, racial discrimination, and shoddy science, for example, can mean the difference between life and death. Susan D. Rozelle, Stetson University College of Law, USA This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court which accounts for a system so lacking in public confidence. Using case studies, Kenneth Williams examines issues such as jury selection, ineffective assistance of counsel, the role of race and claims of innocence which affect the Courts decisions. Discussing international treaties and their lack of impact on capital punishment in America, this book makes an important contribution to legal scholarship. It also provides a unique understanding of the dynamics of an alarmingly problematic system and will be valuable to those interested in human rights and criminal justice.
Includes 1 b&w illustration and 4 tables

The Right to Life and the Value of Life is a cohesive and engaging set of essays that addresses many of the difficult issues that arise in conversations about human life and human death. Bringing together legal questions about the right to life, ethical or economic questions about the value of life, and aesthetic or philosophical questions about the good life or prosperous life, the contributors make clear that a reliable discussion of human life in the contemporary world demands a nuanced, multidisciplinary approach. This collection represents precisely such an approach weaving together analyses of such seemingly disparate topics as war, detention, capital punishment, suicide, euthanasia, reproductive technologies, and the biosciences, while drawing on methodologies from political theory, literature, history, public policy, law, and sociology. In the process, The Right to Life and the Value of Life moves beyond existing frameworks of analysis to open up exciting and sometimes unexpected new spaces for inquiry and dialogue. Ruth A. Miller, University of Massachusetts, USA This ground-breaking book is the first collection to investigate the law, political science and ethical perspectives collectively in relation to the right and value of life. It presents a much-needed examination of key issues in a broad practical and theoretical context, and holds broad appeal for scholars, researchers, and students occupied with issues of war, armed conflict, the death penalty, and various contemporary medico-legal scenarios.
July 2010 464 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7761-1 75.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9506-6 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754677611

March 2012 c. 208 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7885-4 ebook 978-0-7546-9754-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754678854

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Speaking for the Dead

The Human Body in Biology and Medicine
Second Edition D. Gareth Jones and Maja I. Whitaker, both at the University of Otago, New Zealand
Medical Law and Ethics

Law and Ethics
Sheila A.M. McLean and Laura Williamson, both at the University of Glasgow, UK One of the leading causes of death is organ failure, and the supply of replacement parts is limited due to its dependence on donors. This volume examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding xenotransplantation and considers the implications for the future.
2005 290 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-2379-3 25.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754623793

Speaking for the Dead is an incisive examination of the controversial issues surrounding the use of human cadavers in scientific research. Fully revised and updated to include recent developments in this area, this new edition incorporates the repeated organ scandals in the UK, body parts scandals in the United States, and the abuses of bodies in China. As many more techniques become available for the manipulation of human cadavers, Gareth Jones clearly written and informative examination will make a significant contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding Bioethics.
2009 310 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-7452-8 65.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9579-0 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674528

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Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
A Natural Law Ethics Approach
Craig Paterson
Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy

Stakes and Kidneys

Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative
James Stacey Taylor, The College of New Jersey, USA
Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy

As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent. In this lucid and vigorous book, Paterson revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning and defends the central normative proposition that it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive.
2008 228 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5745-3 50.00 ebook 978-0-7546-9295-9 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754657453

It is well known that the numbers of organs that become available each year for transplantation fall far short of the numbers that are actually required. In this boldly argued book James Stacey Taylor argues that, given both this shortage and the desperate poverty that some people endure, it is morally imperative that the current methods of organ procurement be supplemented by a legal, regulated market for human transplant organs purchased from live vendors.
2005 236 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-4109-4 50.00 Paperback 978-0-7546-4110-0 19.99 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754641100

Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer

Time and Death

Heideggers Analysis of Finitude
Carol J. White, formerly Santa Clara University, USA, Edited by Mark Ralkowski, University of New Mexico, USA
Intersections: Continental and Analytic Philosophy

R. Raj Singh, Brock University, Canada

Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy


The connections between death, contemplation and the contemplative life have been a recurrent theme in the canons of both western and eastern philosophical thought. This book examines the classical sources of this philosophical literature, in particular Platos Phaedo and the Katha Upanishad and then proceeds to a sustained analysis and critical assessment of the sources and standpoints of a single thinker, Arthur Schopenhauer, whose work comprehensively pursues this problem. The book traces the pivotal issue of death through the whole range of Schopenhauers writings uncovering the deeper connotations of his crucial notion of the will-to-live.
2007 140 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6050-7 50.00 ebook 978-0-7546-8706-1 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754660507

Placing the problems with which Heidegger is dealing in the context of issues in contemporary AngloAmerican philosophy in order to better locate him for the more mainstream audience, Whites language and approach is able to accommodate the novice but also offers much food for thought for the Heidegger scholar.
2005 232 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5008-9 50.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754650089

The Good, the Right, Life and Death

Essays in Honor of Fred Feldman
Edited by Kris McDaniel, Syracuse University, USA, Jason R. Raibley, University of Massachusetts, USA, Richard Feldman, University of Rochester, USA, and Michael J. Zimmerman, University of North Carolina, USA Fred Feldman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is widely recognized for his subtle defense of hedonistic consequentialism and for his plainspoken and exact philosophical style. This book collects new and original articles from an international team of scholars to celebrate his philosophical contributions.
2006 286 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5293-9 25.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754652939

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Also of Interest
Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 16001900
Vic Gammon This much-needed book provides valuable insights into themes and genres in popular song in the period c. 16001900. In particular it is a study of popular ballads as they appeared on printed sheets and as they were recorded by folk song collectors. Gammon discusses the way song articulates aspects of popular mentality and he relates the discourse of the songs to social history. He also discusses the themes and narratives that run through genres of song material and how these are repeated and reworked through time. The book will appeal to those interested in folk song, historical popular music, ballad literature, popular literature, popular culture, social history, anthropology and sociology.
Includes 6 b&w illustrations and 19 musical examples

Re-membering Masculinity in Early Modern Florence

Widowed Bodies, Mourning and Portraiture
Allison Levy
Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

This book nuances our understanding of commemorative portraiture in early modern Florence. The author argues that male and female portraiture, complexly generated within a discourse of male anxiety and pre-mortuary mourning, could pictorially console the subject against his own potentially unmourned death. Merging early modern visual culture and critical theories of the body, this book raises new questions about Renaissance portraiture and re-configures our understanding of masculinity and mourning.
2006 214 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5404-9 25.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754654049

2008 282 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-6094-1 25.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754660941

Power, Violence and Mass Death in Pre-Modern and Modern Times

Edited by Joseph Canning, University of Wales, Bangor, UK, Hartmut Lehmann, Max Planck, Institut fur Geschichte, Germany and Jay Winter, Yale University, USA

Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Edited by Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau, Muse du Louvre, France
Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

This unique volume undertakes the ambitious and entirely new task of analysing, through comparison, the importance of power, violence and mass death in the fourteenth, seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In this way, Power, Violence and Mass Death in Pre-Modern and Modern Times makes progress towards reaching new perceptions of all three of these crisis epochs as well as helping to illuminate wider questions about the nature of power, violence and mass death on European society.
2004 230 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-3042-5 65.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754630425

This is the first in-depth study of the major role played by royal monuments in the public space of expanding cities across eighteenth-century Europe. Using the royal monuments as the basis for its examination of modern European cities, the book considers the development of urban landscapes from the creation of capital cities to the last embers of the Ancien Rgime and at how the royal politics of the arts affected the cityscapes of the time.
Includes 80 b&w illustrations


April 2011 234 pages Hardback 978-0-7546-5575-6 55.00 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754655756

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