Cluniac Funerary Practices

Authored by: Eleanor Williams

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeothanatology

Print publication date:  April  2022
Online publication date:  April  2022

Print ISBN: 9781138492424
eBook ISBN: 9781351030625
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351030625-20

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Abstract

A corpse, you will rot, crying out as you do. You who laugh with your beautiful mouth will moulder in the grave. Once a living being, you will become a worm. What more? You will putrefy (12th-century Cluniac poem, trans. Bruce, 2006: 105).

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