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Gravestones Tombs And Memorials

Author: Trevor Yorke
Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)
ISBN: 9781846742026
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A concise well-illustrated guide to the types of funerary memorials to be found in the churchyards of England. Yorke describes the different types of gravestones, effigies and tombs, and gives guidance on development, dating and regional variations. There are also sections on iconography, and on epitaphs.

Anecdotes Of British Topography

Author: Richard Gough
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108064469
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This 1768 work provides a thorough guide to the sources available for the study of British and Irish antiquities.

Historical Tombstones And Graves At St Paul S Hill Malacca

Author: Dennis De Witt
ISBN: 9834351968
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This book serves as an essential guide for those visiting St Paul's Hill at Malacca. It provides the vistor with background information regarding the ancient tombstones and graves found at the hill. It details out the location of the historic graves and includes a transcript of the epitaphs. Also provided are translations Portuguese, Latin and Dutch writings on the tombstones, as well as background information on those who were buried there. The graves on St Paul’s Hill are located in three different areas. The first is located within the ruined church on the top of the hill. The second is located in the area on the outside surrounding the ruined church. Thirdly, there are a number of graves located in the old cemetery at the foot of the hill, known as the Dutch cemetery. Research for this book covers previous publications on the graves at St Paul's Hill, including research done by E. M. Merryweather (1900), Robert Norman (1905) and Alan Harfield (1984). However, this book provides further details on the background of those who were interred at St Paul’s Hill. With this book, the visitor will receive a better insight on the many historical tombstones of those real people who had once lived or visited Malacca and were interred at the hill. It is also an ideal reference book for Malaysian Tourist Guides. It will help Guides to speak more confidently about the historic tombstones at St Paul's Hill.

Mortuary Monuments And Burial Grounds Of The Historic Period

Author: H. C. Mytum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306480768
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This study of historic mortuary data has been underdeveloped in many cultures and societies although, as Mytum argues, it has the potential to add much to social and cultural history alongside settlement and artefactual evidence.

Historic Gravestone Art Of Charleston South Carolina 1695 1802

Author: David R. Mould
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609926
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“Here lyes Buried the Body of MARTHA PERONNEAU...Departed This Life December Ye 14th 1746 Aged 13 Years.” Such an inscription was typical of 18th century grave markers in Charleston, South Carolina. Many epitaphs went on to reveal much more about the deceased: personality, religious beliefs, career accomplishments and social position. Attention to social matters was a natural part of life in Charleston, where descendants of the city’s 17th century British founders sought to recreate the class-conscious culture of aristocratic England. The merging of this culture with influences from French Huguenots, German Lutherans, Scottish Presbyterians and Spanish Jews led to funeral practices unique in the American colonies. Focusing on pieces created between 1695 and 1802, this volume offers a detailed examination of the tombstones and grave markers from 18th century Charleston. It discusses not only the general trends and the symbolism of the period’s gravestone art—such as skulls, portraits, ascending souls and stylized vegetation—but also examines specific instances of these popular motifs. Tombstones from Charleston’s oldest and most significant churches, including the Circular Congregational Church, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, the French Huguenot Church and the First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, are explored in detail. The work looks at how Charleston gravestones differed from funerary art elsewhere in the American colonies and reveals them to be some of the earliest examples of American sculpture. A guide to colonial gravestone symbols and a glossary of relevant Latin terms are also included.

The Historical Archaeology Of Britain

Author: Richard Newman
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750913355
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An overview of the increasingly important field of post-medieval archaeology in England, Wales and Scotland. It examines current theory and practice by using evidence of significant sites and projects all over the country. The subject is divided into five sections: landscape archaeology, buildings archaeology, industrial archaeology, maritime and riverine archaeology, and post-medieval archaeology.