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Funerary monuments and the construction of commemorative landscapes in mid-nineteenth century Britain

Duncker, MHR; (2016) Funerary monuments and the construction of commemorative landscapes in mid-nineteenth century Britain. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis is based on the comparative study of commemorative practices in five cemeteries established between 1832 and 1846 (Bath Abbey Cemetery, Glasgow Necropolis, Key Hill Cemetery, and Southampton Old Cemetery). The survey of selected monument types is combined with archive and census data to investigate a range of questions centred on the interaction between those erecting monuments and the emergent commemorative landscapes they helped to construct. The statistical analysis and discussion of the collected data is structured around key themes including the inscription of religious difference into commemorative landscapes, the mutability of monument typologies as units of significance, and the development of site-­‐ specific patterns of monument use and association. Over 1000 monuments were surveyed as part of this project, providing a broad comparative basis from which it is argued that the variation characteristic of early cemeteries (in terms of organisation, scale, and design) was matched by variation in the commemorative practices they came to contain.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Funerary monuments and the construction of commemorative landscapes in mid-nineteenth century Britain
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482256
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