Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Figures
- List of Charts and Tables
- Part I Death in Art and Literature
- 1. Phoebe Anna Traquair: Angels and Changing Concepts of the Supernatural in fin-de-siècle Scotland
- 2. Death, Mourning and Memory: Two Apocalypse Windows by Douglas Strachan
- 3. ‘The Glen of Gloom’: The Massacre of Glencoe in Victorian Visual Culture
- 4. Stevenson and Doyle in the Face of Death
- 5. ‘To Die Will be an Awfully Big Adventure’: Death and J.M. Barrie
- 6. John Buchan’s Fortieth Step
- Part II A Century of Deaths, Scotland 1855–1955
- 7. A Century of Deaths, Scotland 1855–1955: A View from the Civil Registers
- 8. The Legal Status of Corpses and Cremains: When and Where Can you Steal a Dead Body?
- 9. The Investigation of Sudden and Accidental Deaths in Mid-Victorian Scotland
- Part III Landscapes and Buildings of Death
- 10. Landscaping for the Dead: The Garden Cemetery Movement in Dundee and Angus
- 11. ‘Not Architects of Decay’: The Influence of Graveyard Management on Scottish Burial Landscapes
- 12. Designs on Death: The Architecture of Scottish Crematoria 1895–1955
- Part IV Death and Religion
- 13. ‘Where are our Dead?’ Changing Views of Death and the Afterlife in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Scottish Presbyterianism
- 14. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’: Some Scottish Presbyterian Chaplains and their Responses to the Burial of the Dead during World War One
- 15. ‘We Can do Nothing for the Dead’: The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland’s Approach to Death and Funerals
- Notes on Contributors
- Series Index
This book originated with an invitation from Professor Jay Brown, then Chair of the School of Divinity at New College at the University of Edinburgh, to Peter Jupp to become an Honorary Fellow with a brief to organise a conference on death in Scotland. The conference, entitled ‘Death in Scotland, 1855–1955: Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices’, was held at New College, 1–3 February 2013. The conference was deliberately cross-disciplinary, a policy continued in the two subsequent conferences held in 2014 and 2016. This selection of the original conference papers, subsequently revised and peer-reviewed, is a valuable contribution to the growing body of published work within Scottish death studies.
The editors wish to acknowledge the work of the 2013 conference committee: Marion Bowman, Susan Buckham, Peter Jupp, Jean Reynolds and Ronnie Scott. Professor Jay Brown, Dr Elizabeth Cumming and Rosemary Woodroffe WS were particularly helpful in recommending a number of individual speakers and subsequent authors. Committee members and the editors are grateful to the Principal of New College, Professor David Fergusson, and to the School of Divinity, the Cremation Society of Great Britain and Edinburgh Crematorium Ltd for their generous financial support of the conference and this publication. We wish to pay tribute to the anonymous peer reviewers for their insightful and constructive comments. The editors further thank Katherine Walker Brodie and Katherine Riley for specialist help, as well as Dr Lakhbir Jassal, who recommended the project to the book’s publisher, Peter Lang (Oxford). The Peter Lang team of Lucy Melville, Jasmin Allousch and Ben Goodwin have proved the most polite and constructive colleagues with whom to work.
We wish to acknowledge the wives, husbands, partners and colleagues of all our contributors and editors and especially Peter’s wife Elisabeth for her continuing support. Without their encouragement our work on the ← xv | xvi → book would have been far less pleasant, and we offer our sincere thanks to them all.
Susan Buckham, Peter Jupp and Julie Rugg
I’m wearin’ awa’, John
- XVI, 336
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- Publication date
- 2016 (April)
- Victorian Visual Culture The Garden Cemetery Movement Graveyard Mid-Victorian Scotland Death in Art and Literature
- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2016. XVI, 336 pp., 12 coloured ill., 14 b/w ill.