Death Is a Festival

Death Is a Festival

This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia. The book opens with a lively account of the popular riot that ensued when, in 1836, the government condemned the traditional burial of bodies inside Catholic church buildings and granted a private company a monopoly over burials.

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

Collection: Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução

Page count: 400 pages

Language: English


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