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Funerary practices in the Netherlands

Funerary practices in the Netherlands

Author: Brenda Mathijssen; Claudia Venhorst
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2019.
Series: Funerary international series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
In contextualizing the Dutch funerary practice in its wider legal, national and local governance framework, this book describes the historical context for current practices, provides data on trends in burial and cremation, and examines recent developments including natural burial, increasing religious diversity and changing national legislation. Chapters provide an overview of funerary history and contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Mathijssen, Brenda.
Funerary practices in the Netherlands.
Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Mathijssen; Claudia Venhorst
ISBN: 9781787698765 1787698769
OCLC Number: 1107370181
Description: xxi, 221 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: The Netherlands: An Introduction --
History --
Demographic and legal frameworks --
The funeral directing industry --
Paying for funerals --
A typical funeral --
Burial and Cemeteries --
Cremation and Crematoria --
Death and Remembrance in the Public Sphere.
Series Title: Funerary international series.
Responsibility: by Brenda Mathijssen, Claudia Venhorst.


This book explores the funerary culture in the Netherlands through a mixture of photographs, figures and case studies. The nine chapters demonstrate the process of funeralising and ideas about death  Read more...


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Mathijssen and Venhorst describe funerary practices in the Netherlands as a dynamic field still being shaped by a Protestant majority in the North and a Roman Catholic majority in the South, by the Read more...

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