Changing European Death Ways

Edited by: Eric Venbrux, Thomas Quartier, Claudia Venhorst, Brenda Mathijssen

This study was developed by researchers at the Center of Thanatology at Radboud University, Nijmegen. The Center conducts research into socio-cultural and religious aspects of death, dying, and bereavement. In the book, scholars in the broad interdisciplinary field of thanatology offer valuable insights in the changing views of death as found in Europe. The first part of the book presents studies on a conceptual level for various aspects of death studies. In a second segment, different European societies are compared on a national level, while, in the final part, religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and other worldview-related issues are covered. Countries, disciplines, and worldviews come face to face, providing a framework and starting a profound comparative dialogue on challenges that have confronted this field of study. (Series: Death Studies. Nijmegen Studies in Thanatology - Vol. 1)

288 pages

Publication Date: 10/17/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643900678