The Secret Cemetery

The Secret Cemetery

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Author: Doris Francis

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859735975

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Categories: Social Science

The Secret of the Cemetery

The Secret of the Cemetery

A Disturbed Grave In A Century-Old Cemetery.

Author: Satyajit Ray

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143335804

Category: Bengali fiction

Page: 120

View: 656

On a visit to the park street cemetery in Calcutta, Feluda and his friends chance upon an old grave that has been dug into. Clues lead them into the heart of a mystery that both complex and blood curling.
Categories: Bengali fiction

The Secret Cemetery

The Secret Cemetery

Abney Park and other older cemeteries offer a canvas that displays only the
barest of outlines. The twenty-first-century visitor uses the historic cemetery in all
the ways we have described, but they are also drawn to and try to unravel its
secrets.

Author: Doris Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000213553

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Burial sites have long been recognized as a way to understand past civilizations. Yet, the meanings of our present day cemeteries have been virtually ignored, even though they reveal much about our cultures. Exploring an extraordinarily diverse range of memorial practice - Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Anglican, as well as the unchurched - The Secret Cemetery is an intriguing study of what these places of death mean to the living. Most of us experience cemeteries at a ritualized moment of loss. What we forget is that these are often places to which we return either as a general space in which to contemplate or as a specific site to be tended. These are also places where different communities can reinforce boundaries and even recreate a sense of homeland. Over time, ritual, artefact and place shape an intensely personal landscape of memory and mourning, a landscape more alive, more actively engaged with than many of the other places we inhabit.
Categories: Social Science

Love Cemetery

Love Cemetery

By telling this one story of ultimate interracial and intergenerational cooperation, Galland provides a model of the kind of communal remembering and reconciliation that can begin to heal the deep racial scars of an entire nation.

Author: China Galland

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061748752

Category: History

Page: 288

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By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there, it should not have surprised her to learn of unmarked cemeteries for slaves. "My daddy never let anybody plow this end of the field," a local matron told a startled Galland during a visit to her antebellum mansion. "The slaves are buried there." Galland's subsequent effort to help restore just one of these cemeteries—Love Cemetery—unearths a quintessential American story of prejudice, land theft, and environmental destruction, uncovering racial wounds that are slow to heal. Galland gathers an interracial group of local religious leaders and laypeople to work on restoring Love Cemetery, securing community access to it, and rededicating it to the memories of those buried there. In her attempt to help reconsecrate Love Cemetery, Galland unearths the ghosts of slavery that still haunt us today. Research into county historical records and interviews with local residents uncover two versions of history—one black, one white. Galland unpacks these tangled narratives to reveal a history of shame—of slavery and lynching, Jim Crow laws and land takings (the theft of land from African-Americans), and ongoing exploitation of the land surrounding the cemetery by oil and gas drilling. With dread she even discovers how her own ancestors benefited from the racial imbalance. She also encounters some remarkable, inspiring characters in local history. Surprisingly, the original deed for the cemetery's land was granted not by a white plantation owner, but by Della Love Walker, the niece of the famous African-American cowboy Deadwood Dick. Through another member of the Love Cemetery committee, Galland discovers a connection to Marshall's native son, James L. Farmer, a founder of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Riders. In researching local history, Galland also learns of the Colored Farmers' Alliance, a statewide group formed in the 19th century that took up issues ranging from low wages paid to cotton pickers to emigration to Liberia. By telling this one story of ultimate interracial and intergenerational cooperation, Galland provides a model of the kind of communal remembering and reconciliation that can begin to heal the deep racial scars of an entire nation.
Categories: History

The Ethics of Everyday Life

The Ethics of Everyday Life

104 Francis et al., The Secret Cemetery, 80. 105 Francis et al., The Secret
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the ...

Author: Michael Banner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191030772

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.
Categories: Religion

The Cemetery of Secrets

The Cemetery of Secrets

It strikes me as odd that the Englishman, who's a handsome, amiable fellow in
the prime of life, appears not to own some mistress. Perhaps he does and keeps
her out of sight. Perhaps there is in Delapole a secret to match Oedipus's sad ...

Author: David Hewson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330527774

Category: Fiction

Page: 517

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The Cemetery of Secrets is an atmospheric mystery by the bestselling author of The Killing, David Hewson. In the ancient burial ground of San Michele on an island off Venice, a young woman’s casket is prised open, an object wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary story begins. Young academic Daniel Forster arrives in Venice working for the summer in the library of a private collector. When his employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, he ignites a chain of violence, deception, intrigue and murder. Daniel is drawn into the police investigation surrounding a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo and a lost musical masterpiece dating back to 1733. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal and danger collide transporting the reader from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty world of a modern detective. From the genius of prodigy to the greed of a killer, The Cemetery of Secrets builds to a shattering crescendo – and one last, breathtaking surprise. Previously titled Lucifer's Shadow.
Categories: Fiction

Is the Cemetery Dead

Is the Cemetery Dead

1 Doris Francis, Leonie Kellaher, and Georgina Neophytou, The Secret Cemetery
(Oxford and New York: Berg, 2005), 2 Susan Letzer Cole, The Absent One:
Mourning Ritual, Tragedy, and the Performance of Ambivalence (University Park:
 ...

Author: David Charles Sloane

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226539584

Category: History

Page: 288

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In modern society, we have professionalized our care for the dying and deceased in hospitals and hospices, churches and funeral homes, cemeteries and mausoleums to aid dazed and disoriented mourners. But these formal institutions can be alienating and cold, leaving people craving a more humane mourning and burial process. The burial treatment itself has come to be seen as wasteful and harmful—marked by chemicals, plush caskets, and manicured greens. Today’s bereaved are therefore increasingly turning away from the old ways of death and searching for a more personalized, environmentally responsible, and ethical means of grief. Is the Cemetery Dead? gets to the heart of the tragedy of death, chronicling how Americans are inventing new or adapting old traditions, burial places, and memorials. In illustrative prose, David Charles Sloane shows how people are taking control of their grief by bringing their relatives home to die, interring them in natural burial grounds, mourning them online, or memorializing them streetside with a shrine, ghost bike, or RIP mural. Today’s mourners are increasingly breaking free of conventions to better embrace the person they want to remember. As Sloane shows, these changes threaten the future of the cemetery, causing cemeteries to seek to become more responsive institutions. A trained historian, Sloane is also descendent from multiple generations of cemetery managers and he grew up in Syracuse’s Oakwood Cemetery. Enriched by these experiences, as well as his personal struggles with overwhelming grief, Sloane presents a remarkable and accessible tour of our new American way of death.
Categories: History

The Secret of Graveyard Hill

The Secret of Graveyard Hill

As the procession pulled onto the side road next to the cemetery, Jessie noticed
two men in their thirties standing off to the side. They were holding shovels and
had dispassionate looks on their faces. The gravediggers probably worked for
the ...

Author: James Hibbitts

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781620241608

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Right before she died, your mother called me on the phone and told me that there were some things I needed to know. She told me all this on a Monday.. I got the call on Thursday that your mother had passed away.' Until finding out that he would be receiving an inheritance upon his father's death, Jessie Walker's life had been fairly norma—except for the untimely passing of his mom when he was a child. But with the inheritance from his father comes an unsettling, possibly sinister discovery. Had his mom really passed away from an illness, as he'd been told, or was the real reason something much, much worse? Secret of Graveyard Hill is fiction, but it's based on one grain of truth in author James Hibbitts's life: He doesn't know the true cause of his mother's death. He and Joe Roberts have written this novel in an attempt to help him sort through his pain and to possibly find some answers.
Categories: Fiction

Last Landscapes

Last Landscapes

Tracing the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, Last Landscapes is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory.

Author: Ken Worpole

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 186189161X

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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Tracing the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, Last Landscapes is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory.
Categories: Architecture

The Secret of Shady Glen

The Secret of Shady Glen

She follows the hidden tunnels into the cold, dark heart of the cemetery and comes face-to-face with the chilling secret of Shady Glen!

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743434263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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A cemetery of dark secrets... and Nancy's in the middle of it! Shady Glen was no different from any other cemetery -- maybe a little spooky, but harmless nonetheless. At least that's what Nancy thought until she stumbled onto a treasure map...and stumbled into a world of trouble. The map leads Nancy into a network of underground passageways, where she uncovers a series of clues to a recent outbreak of robberies and the location of a long-lost fortune in gold. She follows the hidden tunnels into the cold, dark heart of the cemetery and comes face-to-face with the chilling secret of Shady Glen!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Path

The Secret Path

... grave, Adam began to believe Sally's warning about Ann. He began to believe
that Spooksville really did deserve its wicked name. Madeline Templeton's
tombstone was larger than any other in the cemetery. Its shape ...

Author: Christopher Pike

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481410496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 114

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Disregarding a warning that the town of Springfield is called "Spooksville" for a good reason, newcomer Adam accompanies his friends to a secret path at the graveyard that is said to lead to other, more terrifying worlds.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Cemetery Mythos

Cemetery Mythos

Everything seemed to be a secret cipher imbued with mystical knowledge. Ernie
felt something big was on the way and he sensed it was coming down the tracks
directly at him. And he was right. Where had he seen that scrap of paper?

Author: Edward T. May

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595894802

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 255

Despite the best of intentions, a little boy's prayer brings horrifying consequences to a small village in Mexico. In the chaos following Hurricane Katrina a man is forced to confront his greatest phobia as a precondition for departure. A college student in search of a hallucinogenic experience gets more than he bargained for. A young woman obsessed with the occult discovers hidden messages in epitaphs, and acts on them. A troubled teen hopes to find relief from a tedious existence behind the door of a mysterious mausoleum. After having a premonition involving a premature burial a man takes action thinking he may yet cheat fate. A writer delves into the facts surrounding a witchcraft trial and its horrifying aftermath. Death and madness drip from the pages of Cemetery Mythos, composed of sixteen short stories, five poems and one script. Each selection hinges on the one place where the majority of us will spend most of our earthly existence.
Categories: Fiction

The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

... according to the Kahal, but virtues when practiced by a son of Israel. Some say
that Jews are poor, especially in Russia. This is true. Large numbers of Jews are
the victims of a secret government run by rich Jews. I'm not against the Jews—I ...

Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547577616

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose “Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” – New York Review of Books Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man? “[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention” – San Francisco Chronicle “Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” – New York Times “Classic Eco, with a difference.” – Los Angeles Times This e-book includes a sample chapter of NAME OF THE ROSE.
Categories: Fiction

Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens

Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens

Throughout history, monastery gardens have often been a source of inspiration
for gardens and cemeteries. As a space for contemplation, the enclosed garden,
the hortus conclusus, the secret garden, is perfectly in tune with the idea of ...

Author: Jeroen Geurst

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064507151

Category: Architecture

Page: 470

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Summary: The British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) designed 140 cemeteries in the countryside of Flanders and Northern France for soldiers killed in the First World War. The cemeteries can be regarded as an imprint, as it were, of the former battlefront on the map of Europe. All are designed to principles established beforehand, including uniform gravestones, a large Stone of Remembrance and a large cross. Yet the difference in size, alignment and provenance make them all unique variations on the themes in question. The most memorable aspects are their meticulously chosen position in the landscape, the varied selection of trees and other greenery and the architecture of the entrance and shelter buildings. This illustrated book charts the history of the designs and exposes the underlying principle of order and variation in the architecture in an exhaustive landscape-architectural analysis. All 140 cemeteries are fully documented with references to the places where they are to be found.
Categories: Architecture

Unearthing Churchill s Secret Army

Unearthing Churchill s Secret Army

It bears the name of four members of SOE. (Courtesy of CWGC) The Allied
offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June
1944. The Bayeux Memorial stands opposite the Bayeux War Cemetery and
bears the ...

Author: John Grehan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783376643

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. The fate, therefore, of many of its agents was not revealed to the general public other than the bare details carved with pride upon the headstones and memorials of those courageous individuals.Then in 2003, the first batch of SOE personal files was released by the National Archive. Over the course of the following years more and more files were made available. Now, at last, it is possible to tell the stories of all those agents that died in action.These are stories of bravery and betrayal, incompetence and misfortune, of brutal torture and ultimately death. Some died when their parachutes failed to open, others swallowed their cyanide capsules rather than fall into the hands of the Gestapo, many died in combat with the enemy, most though were executed, by hanging, by shooting and even by lethal injection.The bodies of many of the lost agents were never found, destroyed in the crematoria of such places as Buckenwald, Mauthausen and Natzweiler, others were buried where they fell. All of them should be remembered as having undertaken missions behind enemy lines in the knowledge that they might never return.
Categories: History

An Address Delivered at the Consecration of the Woodlawn Cemetery

An Address Delivered at the Consecration of the Woodlawn Cemetery

It bears thousands of forest - trees in full growth , amid whose roots the secret
springs of water play , and flow to feed ponds and jets and fountains . Distant hills
surround it , and from yonder tower may be seen the waters of the harbor and the
 ...

Author: George Edward Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH6499

Category:

Page: 32

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An Address Delivered at the Dedication of Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester Oct 2 1838

An Address Delivered at the Dedication of Mount Hope Cemetery  Rochester  Oct  2  1838

By what means shall our moral faculties attain their end or enjoy an appropriate
development ? How shall we extort from a silent and unseen eternity , the secret
of what is to succeed the dissolution of our material organs ? Yea , how shall we
 ...

Author: Pharcellus Church

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXUWHZ

Category: Cemeteries

Page: 21

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Categories: Cemeteries

Address delivered at the consecration of the Woodlawn Cemetery in Chelsea and Malden etc

Address delivered at the consecration of the Woodlawn Cemetery in Chelsea and Malden  etc

It bears thousands of forest - trees in full growth , amid whose roots the secret
springs of water play , and flow to feed ponds and jets and fountains . Distant hills
surround it , and from yonder tower may be seen the waters of the harbor and the
 ...

Author: George Edward ELLIS (of Charleston, U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021939151

Category:

Page:

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Spring Grove Cemetery

Spring Grove Cemetery

Correct judgment , ” says the great Canova , “ the gift of the Creator , conferred ,
however , on few , is the secret power of the arts , as it is in every other species of
excellence : and , as the triumph of the orator , according to Cicero , is to move ...

Author: Adolphus Strauch

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081820635

Category: Cemeteries

Page: 199

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Categories: Cemeteries