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The Corpse as Text

Disinterment and Antiquarian Enquiry, 1700–1900

Thea Tomaini

Thea Tomaini explores changes in English attitudes to the dead during the period 1700–1900 through the investigations of antiquarians who disinterred historical figures of earlier centuries. In studies of men and women including King John, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Shakespeare and Charles I, whose graves were opened for academic purposes, Tomaini shows the diverse ways in which corpses were ‘read’ and understood.

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  • Publisher: Boydell
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 254pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 242x160mm
  • ISBN: 9781783271948
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Product code:
515924
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