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ERIC Number: EJ306338
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
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The Symbolism of Death in the Later Middle Ages.
Helgeland, John
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v15 n2 p145-60 1984-85
Discusses the gruesome images of death occurring in medieval art and letters. Suggests that the images are a form of symbolism based on body metaphors. By means of decomposing bodies, artists and poets symbolized the disintegration of medieval institutions and the transition to the early modern period in Europe. (JAC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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