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Author Jacobs, Joachim.

Title Houses of life : Jewish cemeteries of Europe / by Joachim Jacobs ; [photographs by Hans Dietrich Beyer].

Published London : Frances Lincoln, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  393.1089924 JACO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 199 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, plans ; 31 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [200]-[203]) and index.
Contents Foreword / Robert M. Morgenthan -- Two thousand years of "Houses of Life" in Europe: Understanding Jewish Cemeteries -- Pax Romana from Hebron to Rome -- Introduction/Beth Shea'rim and the Cemeteries of the Roman Period -- Rome/Catacombs of the Vigna Randanini on the Via Appia -- Venosa/A Roman Town in Southern Italy -- Between Cross and Crescent -- Introduction/The Cemeteries of the Middle Ages -- Rome/Cemeteries of Trastevere -- Worms/'Holy Sands' -- Mainz/Cemetery as Monument -- Frankfurt am Main/New Egypt -- London/A Cemetery for a Country -- York/Jewbury/Excavating a Medieval Site -- Prague/Ghetto Archive in Stone -- Sepharad/Cemeteries of Spain and Portugal -- Venice/Cemetery in the Lagoon.
Summary "Establishing a cemetery has always been the first step for a Jewish community in the process of settling in a new location. In telling the story of more than thirty Jewish cemeteries in Europe, Houses of Life offers a group portrait of two thousand years of Jewish history." "From the catacombs of Ancient Rome, the story is traced through medieval cemeteries in Venice, Prague and England, across the cemeteries of the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, of the Sephardim and the Ashkenazim in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Krakow and Istanbul and the cemeteries of the period of emancipation in Paris, Budapest, St Petersburg and Berlin. Each of the cemeteries and the communities they have served is richly illustrated with historical plans, maps, paintings, drawings and photographs." "After 1945, Jewish life tentatively began to re-emerge in many parts of Europe, and the book also looks at a range of the continent's post-war cemeteries. From funerary customs to gravestone designs and topographical situations, Jewish cemeteries have enshrined cultural and spiritual values in a dangerous and often deadly world. Houses of Life is a record of two thousand years of tradition and change, of persecution and survival."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Beyer, Hans Dietrich.
Subject Jewish cemeteries -- Europe.
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies.
ISBN 9780711226487 (hbk.)
0711226482 (hbk.)