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Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany Monica Black

Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany

Monica Black

Published March 28th 2013
ISBN : 9781107696310
Paperback
308 pages
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 About the Book 

We tend to think of death as a basic and immutable fact of life. Yet death, too, has a history. Death in Berlin is the first study to trace the rituals, practices, perceptions, and sensibilities surrounding death in the context of Berlins multiple transformations over the decades between Germanys defeat in World War I and the construction of the Berlin Wall. Evocatively illustrated and drawing on a rich collection of sources, Monica Black reveals the centrality of death to the evolving moral and social life of one metropolitan community. In doing so, she connects the intimacies of everyday life and death to events on the grand historical stage that changed the lives of millions all in a city that stood at the center of some of the twentieth century s most transformative events.