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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Undiscovered Country
  • Carl Watkins
  • English
  • 03 January 2017
  • 9781847921406

10 thoughts on “The Undiscovered Country

  1. says:

    A perfect companion to the festive season Carl Watkins is a captivating historical tour guide for the afterlife c 1400 1920 He offers a series of local narratives that illustrate larger trends in British attitudes towards the dead, as well as describing individual eccentricities in the quest to be remembered on earth and or blessed in heaven This book will help you to answer questions such as, Should Protestants like a good ghost story How can you offer...

  2. says:

    This was overall interesting, if a little too detailed at times The chapters would have impact if they were shorter and punchier as they repeated themselves a bit e.g having many different examples, but all actually saying the same thing in a round about way I think the book goes roughly in chronological order by chapter, though it did seem to jump around a bit whic...

  3. says:

    Iain Sinclair on The Undiscovered Country Journeys Among the Dead by Carl Watkins

  4. says:

    A surprisingly entertertaining, interesting and informative book about beliefs about death, or rather what happens to us after death, between 1400 s and 1900 s in Britain As we re taken through the ages and changes in beliefs the author weaves the information into stories about real people and places with such a chatty, witty stlye it ...

  5. says:

    An interesting history rather than a fascinating one

  6. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this Packed full of anecdotes from 600 years of death in the British Isles, I wondered whether it might be a bit morbid or grim not necessarily a problem, of course but far from it This was a fun read, full of wit, humour and insight The way death rituals and folklore have changed, rather unsurprisingly, with the religious upheavals in the country, with the fraught switch away from Catholicism particularly important, was a fascinating study The changing nature of ghosts and the refusal of such a belief to die, pardon the pun, was also well worth the price of admission.Given the rich source of anecdotes it provides, this could be of interest to storytellers and folklorists as well as the general reader, and makes a good companion read to Religion and the Decline of Magic which covers similar shifts of belief following the split with the Catholic church.At times it did very much feel ...

  7. says:

    This is a fascinating book, albeit one that occasionally becomes bogged down in an overload of information, backtracking through anecdotes and details that Watkins has already provided He does tell a few ghost stories, and relates a handful of ancient customs, as promised by the blurb, but my one real gripe is that in places, it becomes less about the attitude towards the dead and about the belief systems inherent within different strands of Christianity The discussions around Spiritualism and the growth of a secular society are fascinating, and clearly no discussion of death rituals would really be complete without reference to religion, but at times the book feels less like an investigation of the way that the living approach the dead, and a history of British religion between the Reformation and the First World War That said, it is interesting and ...

  8. says:

    This is a book you should read if you provide end of life care, EOL being the modern euphemism for the deathbed It s not about death, but about what the living have believed about death through the ages It s made me think about the modern rituals of death, the ones so ubiquitous we d...

  9. says:

    A clear, concise meander amongst the customs and rituals of death from the Medieval period to the Great War Although familiar with many of the subjects discussed the Tedworth Drummer, spiritualism, secularism , there was much here that was new and of interest to me, particularly the discussions on purgatory and on masses for souls, and also the way the Protestant Reformation left ghosts adrift, without...

  10. says:

    There is so much information in this book, which was a bit tedious at times, but the author presented it with such clear order that it was very easy to follow the details from his clearly exhaustive research The end of the book was a little slow, and entire sections were almost verbatim repeats of earlier ones, particularly when he discussed the transition from hellfire preaching evangelicism to a spiritual materialism influenced interpretation of the Bi...

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The Undiscovered Country PDF Epub The Undiscovered Country Author Carl Watkins Paletterie2000.eu We Know What Happens To The Body When We Die, But What Happens To Our Souls The Answer May Remain A Great Unknown, But The Question Has Shaped Centuries Of Tradition, Folklore And Religious Belief.In This Vivid History Of The Macabre, Carl Watkins Goes In Search Of The Ancient Customs, Local Characters And Compelling Tales That Illuminate How People Over The Years Have Come To Terms With Our Ultimate Fate He Discovers What A Small Norfolk Church Has To Tell Us About The Apocalypse Why The Greatest Minds Of The Seventeenth Century Were Embroiled In Debate Over The Phantom Drummer Of Tedworth And How A Nineteenth Century Welsh Druid Completely Changed The National View Of Cremation.The Result Is An Enthralling Journey Into Britain S Past, From Medieval Hauntings On The Yorkshire Moors And Eccentric Memorials On The Cornish Coast To Seances In Victorian Kitchens And Gallows Tales From A Bristol Gaol Impeccably Researched And Elegantly Told, The Undiscovered Country Ventures Beyond The Veil To Bring The Dead Back To Life.

About the Author: Carl Watkins

A specialist in religious culture in the central and later Middle Ages, Carl Watkins is Reader in History at the University of Cambridge.