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Download ¸ The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses 107 Paul Koudounaris ´ 7 characters characters The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses Seventy sites for this book He analyzes the role of these remarkable memorials within the cultures that created them as well as the mythology and folklore that developed around them and skillfully traces a remarkable human endeavo. This is a fabulous looking book with wonderful photos accompanying the text Try leaving it on your coffee table and see how many of your guests are tempted to pick it up I had read an excerpt from this in Fortean Times and was impressed with the author s research and he doesn t disappoint in the full textHe gives us an overview of the creation of ossuaries and charnel houses and their decline Some have vanished but are still legendary and their creation are a useful reminder that previous generations lived with death far closely than we do and did not find these places morbid or grotesue Traditions associated with skulls such as painting them with foliage or names are also discussed and also the patterns in which they are arranged There is a short section on preserved and displayed remains and also the Bling skeletons These are the ones in the Fortean Times excerpt and these are bejewelled and bedecked skeletons to be found in obscure Eastern Europe churches Impressive creations indeed However many have vanished over the centuries and the author also provides full details on theseWell known sites such as Sedlec and the Paris catacombs are also discussed at length and also the Naples cemetery of which I had previously heard of but enjoyed reading on its history A useful gazetteer is included and I discovered that there were ossuaries in the UK than I thought and one in the City of LondonThe photographs are excellent and justify the book s price and gave me a useful insight into the world of ossuaries and charnel housesHowever there was one uibble It was the small Gothic print which rendered some of the text difficult to read and also the techniue of printing onto a dark background which had the same effectFor those who might consider the subject matter morbid I can only say that reading about death always makes me feel glad to be alive and that it s not how you die but how you live and what you do with your life that matters

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Download ¸ The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses 107 Paul Koudounaris ´ 7 characters characters The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses Is catacombs; to fantastic bone encrusted creations in Austria Cambodia the Czech Republic Ecuador Egypt Germany Greece Italy Peru Portugal Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Switzerland and elsewherePaul Koudounaris photographedthan. I have visited some of the places described in the book myselfSo when I saw this book I was not merely interested in itbut also intrigued as to how the author would deal with the subject of theseDeath worshipping placesI need not have worried as I was positively surprised to find that the book is written notonly for the knowledgeable connosseur in this subject matter but also for the kind ofperson who might only come across these gruesome but none the lessvery elegant tourist attractions by chanceOne minor drawback was the very small print which for my taste could have been just thatlittle bit larger hence only 4 If one can and wants to deal with the small print issue I highly recommend this bookand there is always the vast amount of photos to enjoy

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