Death Masks

Death Masks
Author: Kim Richards
Publsiher: Eternal Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0980473942
Category: Serial murderers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Death Masks

Death Masks
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2003-08-05
ISBN: 1101128453
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Masks Book Excerpt:

The Dresden Files have taken the genre of paranormal mystery to a new level of action, excitement, and hard-hitting magical muscle. Now, in Death Masks, Jim Butcher’s smart-guy private eye may have taken on more than he can handle... Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Such as: • A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards... • Professional hit men using Harry for target practice... • The missing Shroud of Turin—and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss... • A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified... Not to mention the return of Harry’s ex-girlfriend Susan, who’s still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life. Some days, it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you’re charging.

Death Masks

Death Masks
Author: Ed Greenwood
Publsiher: Wizards of the Coast
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0786966068
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Masks Book Excerpt:

The creator of the Forgotten Realms leads readers through a rollicking fantasy adventure and murder mystery set in the city of Waterdeep Revealed in death to have been Masked Lords, three more citizens had been murdered over the preceding day and night: the Sembian wine-seller and collector Oszbur Malankar; the half-elf sorceress and artisan Dathanscza Meiril; and the moneylender, landlord, and investor Ammasker Gwelt. All of Waterdeep now knew someone was killing the Lords of Waterdeep, one by one. Yet that was about where truth ended and speculation—however plausible—began. The broadsheets were full of wild conjecture. Who's behind this? The ousted Lord Neverember? The Zhentarim, the Cult of the Dragon or some other Outland Power? The Xanathar? Some cabal of guilds or nobles planning a coup? The rumors would rage on, whether the Open Lord Laeral Silverhand did something or not. That was the trouble with rumors; once loosed, they roamed free like snarling, untamed beasts, with no simple way of stopping them. And all rumors aside, Waterdeep has become . . . a City of Murderers. Death Masks is loosely connected to the Elminster series and Sage of Shadowdale series.

Selling Our Death Masks

Selling Our Death Masks
Author: Yesenia Barragan
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 1782792694
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selling Our Death Masks Book Excerpt:

A radical historical ethnography on the meaning of a fundamentally new physical landscape of our age of austerity: cash-for-gold shops that numerically exploded in the wake of the worst economic crisis of our times.

The Corpse

The Corpse
Author: Christine Quigley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 147661377X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corpse Book Excerpt:

Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.

Ancestor Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture

Ancestor Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture
Author: Harriet I. Flower
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780199240241
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancestor Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture Book Excerpt:

Harriet Flower explores the nature and function of wax masks used in the commemoration of politically prominent family members by the elite society of Rome from the third century BC to the sixth century AD.It is by putting these masks, which were worn by actors at the funerals of the deceased, into their legal, social, and political context that Flower is able to elucidate their special meaning as symbols of power and prestige.

The Masks of Keats

The Masks of Keats
Author: Thomas McFarland,Murray Professor of English Literature Emeritus Thomas McFarland
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780198186458
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masks of Keats Book Excerpt:

This book surveys the poetic endeavour of John Keats and urges that his true poetry is uniquely constituted by being uttered through three artificial masks, rather than through the natural voice of his quotidian self. The first mask is formed by the attitudes and reality that ensue from a conscious commitment to the identity of poet as such. The second, called here the Mask of Camelot, takes shape from Keats's acceptance and compelling use of the vogue for medievalimaginings that was sweeping across Europe in his time. The third, the Mask of Hellas, eventuated from Keats's enthusiastic immersion in the rising tide of Romantic Hellenism. Keats's great achievement, the book argues, can only be ascertained by means of a resuscitation of the defunct criticalcategory of 'genius', as that informs his use of the masks. To validate this category, the volume is concerned throughout with the necessity of discriminating the truly poetic from the meretricious in Keats's endeavour. The Masks of Keats thus constitutes a criticism of and a rebuke to the deconstructive approach, which must treat all texts as equal and must entirely forego the conception of quality.

The Royal Funeral Ceremony in Renaissance France

The Royal Funeral Ceremony in Renaissance France
Author: Ralph E. Giesey
Publsiher: Librairie Droz
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1960
ISBN: 9782600029872
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Living Pictures Missing Persons

Living Pictures  Missing Persons
Author: Mark B. Sandberg
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780691050744
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Pictures Missing Persons Book Excerpt:

Sandberg examines the practice of effigy at the wax and folk museums of the late 19th century. This study of modern visual culture on the periphery of Europe presents a context in which the idea of material mobility dominated more familiar forms of simulative media.

Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience

Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 2009-07-15
ISBN: 1452266166
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Death and dying and death-related behavior involve the causes of death and the nature of the actions and emotions surrounding death among the living. Interest in the varied dimensions of death and dying has led to the development of death studies that move beyond medical research to include behavioral science disciplines and practitioner-oriented fields. As a result of this interdisciplinary interest, the literature in the field has proliferated. This two-volume resource addresses the traditional death and dying–related topics but also presents a unique focus on the human experience to create a new dimension to the study of death and dying. With more than 300 entries, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning. The Encyclopedia is enriched through important multidisciplinary contributions and perspectives as it arranges, organizes, defines, and clarifies a comprehensive list of death-related perspectives, concepts, and theories. Key Features Imparts significant insight into the process of dying and the phenomenon of death Includes contributors from Asia,; Africa; Australia; Canada; China; eastern, southern, and western Europe; Iceland; Scandinavia; South America; and the United States who offer important interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives Provides a special focus on the cultural artifacts and social institutions and practices that constitute the human experience Addresses death-related terms and concepts such as angel makers, equivocal death, end-of-life decision making, near-death experiences, cemeteries, ghost photography, halo nurses, caregiver stress, cyberfunerals, global religious beliefs and traditions, and death denial Presents a selective use of figures, tables, and images Key Themes Arts, Media, and Popular Culture Perspectives Causes of Death Conceptualization of Death, Dying, and the Human Experience Coping With Loss and Grief: The Human Experience Cross-Cultural Perspectives Cultural-Determined, Social-Oriented, and Violent Forms of Death Developmental and Demographic Perspectives Funerals and Death-Related Activities Legal Matters Process of DyingSymbolic Rituals, Ceremonies, and Celebrations of Life Theories and Concepts Unworldly Entities and Events With an array of topics that include traditional subjects and important emerging ideas, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience is the ultimate resource for students, researchers, academics, and others interested in this intriguing area of study.

Masks of the Spirit

Masks of the Spirit
Author: Peter T. Markman,Roberta H. Markman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN: 9780520064188
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masks of the Spirit Book Excerpt:

Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, and literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created and developed the mythological tradition of Mesoamerica. Chapters: (1) the metaphor of the mask in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: the mask as the God, in ritual, and as metaphor; (II) metaphoric reflections of the cosmic order; and (III) the metaphor of the mask after the conquest: syncretism; the Pre-Columbian survivals; the syncretic compromise; and today's masks. Over 100 color and black-&-white photos.

Dying Death and Bereavement

Dying  Death  and Bereavement
Author: Lewis R. Aiken
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0805835032
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dying Death and Bereavement Book Excerpt:

This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints and research findings on topics subsumed under "thanatology" receive thorough consideration. Questions, activities, and projects at the end of each chapter enhance reflection and personalize the material. This fourth edition features material on: * moral issues and court cases concerned with abortion and euthanasia; * the widespread problem of AIDS and other deadly diseases; * the tragedies occasioned by epidemics, starvation, and war; and * the resumption of capital punishment in many states. The book's enhanced multicultural tone reflects the increased economic, social, and physical interdependency among the nations of the world. Topics receiving increased attention in the fourth edition are: terror management; attitudes and practices concerning death; cross-cultural concepts of afterlife; gallows humor, out-of-body experiences; spiritualism; mass suicide; pet and romantic death; euthanasia; right to die; postbereavement depression; firearm deaths in children; children's understanding of death; child, adolescent, adult, and physician-assisted suicide; religious customs and death; confronting death; legal issues in death, dying and bereavement; death education; death music; creativity and death; longevity; broken heart phenomenon; beliefs in life after death; new definitions of death; children's acceptance of a parent's death; terminal illness; and the politics of death and dying.

The Death Mask of Shakespeare

The Death Mask of Shakespeare
Author: Joseph Parker Norris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Browere s Life Masks of Great Americans

Browere s Life Masks of Great Americans
Author: Charles Henry Hart
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 3752348143
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Browere s Life Masks of Great Americans Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: Browere's Life Masks of Great Americans by Charles Henry Hart

Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture

Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture
Author: Deborah Lutz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN: 1316240711
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

Nineteenth-century Britons treasured objects of daily life that had once belonged to their dead. The love of these keepsakes, which included hair, teeth, and other remains, speaks of an intimacy with the body and death, a way of understanding absence through its materials, which is less widely felt today. Deborah Lutz analyzes relic culture as an affirmation that objects held memories and told stories. These practices show a belief in keeping death vitally intertwined with life - not as memento mori but rather as respecting the singularity of unique beings. In a consumer culture in full swing by the 1850s, keepsakes of loved ones stood out as non-reproducible, authentic things whose value was purely personal. Through close reading of the works of Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, and others, this study illuminates the treasuring of objects that had belonged to or touched the dead.

Collected Tales And Legends From The Philippines

Collected Tales And Legends From The Philippines
Author: Joen Rico M. Orde,Ukiyoto Publishing
Publsiher: Ukiyoto Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN: 9811487081
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collected Tales And Legends From The Philippines Book Excerpt:

Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia with a rich history and culture influenced by both East and West. Dive right in the most popular tales of mystery, wonder, imagine from the Pearl of the Orient. From the origins of the Philippine mythology to the recent urban legends this book has can induce wonder and raise more questions than answers. This book is a part of the 5 book series that chronicles the fringes of world history, the Library of Most Controversial Files.

Death Mask

Death Mask
Author: D.R. Clark
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1911596551
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Mask Book Excerpt:

This story takes place ten years from now. The British government's control over the people is at its all time high. Armed guards are on the streets suppressing our lives, and our will to fight back. Protests and free speech are treated with contempt, and are managed by brute force. CCTV and phone surveillance have been increased to the maximum. Prime Minister Michael Ramsbottom is still in power, despite never winning a general election. But what Prime Minister Michael Ramsbottom doesn't realise is that human beings can't be contained; they will always find a way of breaking free.A community living underground to escape the horrors of this modern world is thrown into chaos on the discovery of a badly beaten man in one of their underground tunnels. After saving his life they gradually begin to learn about who this man is and how he was the victim of a brutal attack by three people working as part of Prime Minister Ramsbottom's corrupt government.

Walking the Twilight Path

Walking the Twilight Path
Author: Michelle Belanger
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0738713236
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking the Twilight Path Book Excerpt:

Powerful and evocative, this postmodern Book of the Dead is for mystics, witches, goths, and anyone attracted to the beauty and mystery of death—a vital and transformational force that is integral to our daily lives. Become familiar with this intrinsic, yet denied, aspect of our lives as you contact your spirit companion, meditate on gravestone sculptures, create a necromantic medicine bag, and keep a personal book of the dead. Drawing on the wisdom of shamans, magicians, Tibetan Buddhists, and ancient Egyptians, Michelle Belanger illuminates death as a gateway to change and regeneration. On this life-affirming journey, you will visit the “Otherside,” reach out to spirits, and become a walker between worlds to experience healing and empowerment. “Walking the Twilight Path shows us that life is a wonderful experience that can only be fully appreciated once we accept our physical mortality. An excellent beginners guide.” —Leilah Wendell, author of The Necromantic Ritual Book

Death Mask

Death Mask
Author: Alex Archer
Publsiher: Gold Eagle
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0373621728
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Mask Book Excerpt:

To save their friend, Garin, from a suicide bomb, archaeologist Annja Creed and her mentor, Roux, must solve a deadly mystery and infiltrate a cruel and ancient brotherhood to find the lost mask of Torquemada. Original.

Death Mask

Death Mask
Author: Jane Dentinger
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN: 1480436895
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Mask Book Excerpt:

In the third book of the Jocelyn O’Roarke series, the actress and amateur detective finally gets her big break; too bad a murder has to come along and ruin it It has been a tough road thus far for the audacious Jocelyn “Josh” O’Roarke. Every time she feels like she’s moving up in the theater world, her life is derailed by a murder. Now, she is about to make her big move with her directorial debut Off-Broadway. Even better, it’s a revival of Major Barbara—a surefire hit. It seems nothing could go wrong—until stage veteran Burton Evans collapses on stage during a preview, apparently from a heart attack. As the director of the play, Josh must get to the truth. Despite Evans’s kindly exterior, he was hiding a history that gave several people motives for murder. Could he have been killed for his sizable inheritance? Perhaps someone objected to his testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s? Jocelyn O’Roarke needs answers if the curtain is ever to go up on her debut. Death Mask is the third book in the Jocelyn O’Roarke mystery series, which begins with Murder on Cue and First Hit of the Season.