The History of Death by Michael Kerrigan
This book is to be expected, fairly dry and to the point. There is a lot of history in this book. He covers a lot of regions and time lines in a very limited amount of page space, 187 to be exact. He does give quite a lot of references in his Bibliography which one can use to follow up and read more In depth on subjects that may have peaked your interests. There is a fair amount of pictures that help you see what he means and what he is talking about. It is a good coverall type book. And actually very easy to read.
Though I would have liked a little more expanded like his covering of Christianity and Catholic traditions.
4/5 Coffins for information
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