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Mourning Then and Now: What We Can Learn from the Past

Modern mourners are at a disadvantage when it comes to expressing their sense of loss. The rich bereavement customs of the past and the support they offered are compared with the few such resources available to the contemporary mourner. Illustrated with slides of mourning clothes, handcrafts and pastimes songs, embroideries, samplers, quilts, among others as well as post-mortem paintings and photographs.

Suitable for historical societies, bereavement and hospice associations, funeral directors, death studies courses and other groups interested in bereavement issues.

Lecture based on The Mourner's Dance

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