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The Garden of Death, by Hugo Simberg [1896] (Public Domain Image)

Funeral Customs

by Bertram S. Puckle


Title Page
Chapter I: The Provisions of Nature
Chapter II: Death Warnings--When Does Death Take Place?
Chapter III: Preparation For Burial, Coffins, ''Grave-Goods,'' Suttee
Chapter IV: Wakes, Mutes, Wailers, Sin-Eating, Totemism, Death-Taxes
Chapter V: Bells, Mourning
Chapter VI: Funeral Feasts and Processions
Chapter VII: Early Burial-Places
Chapter VIII: Churchyards, Cemeteries, Orientation and Other Burial Customs
Chapter IX: Trees, Flowers, Body-Snatching
Chapter X: Plague
Chapter XI: State and Public Funerals
Chapter XII: Cremation, Embalming
Chapter XIII: In Memoriam
Chapter XIV: Memorials, Epitaphs, Rings and Mourning Cards