Special Issue 2010 II (Dying and Death)

Annales Universitatis Apulensis. Series Historica

Editor: Universitatea "1 Decembrie 1918"

ISSN 1453-9306















Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe.
International Conference, Third Edition, Alba Iulia, Romania, September 3-5, 2010

Cuprins/ Contents

Marius Rotar, Upon a Fight, p. 7-8

Cultural History of Death

RALUCA BETEA, Visual Representations of Death between Production and Reception: A Case-study on the Romanian Churches in Maramureş (18th-19th Century), p. 11-38

LAURA JIGA ILIESCU, Fire, Life, Death and the Power of the Ironsmith Expressed in two Groups of Narratives: ATU 330a, ATU 753, p. 39-46

GEVHER GÖKÇE ACAR, Two Different Cultures, Two Different Approaches on Death-Space Relationship: Death Cult and Cemeteries in Vienna and Istanbul in the 18th and 19th Centuries, p. 47-77

ANA MARIA ROMAN-NEGOI, IOAN CRISTINEL ROMAN-NEGOI, Maria Theresa and Horses. The Legend of the Empress’s Death in the Romanian Contemporary Mindset, p. 79-86

VÁCLAV GRUBHOFFER, Dying, Death and Funeral Ceremonies of Austrian Aristocracy in the 19th Century Habsburg Monarchy (an Example of the Schwarzenberg Family), p. 87-99

MIHAI CHIPER, Honor and Death in the Militarist Discourse in Romania (1859-1918), p. 101-127

OLGA GRĂDINARU, Two Deaths and Two Destinies: Rasputin and Imperial Russia, p. 129-145

NIKOLAI VUKOV, Collective Interments: Ossuaries and Brotherly Mounds in Bulgaria, 1944-1989, p. 147-165

VICTOR-TUDOR ROŞU, The Representations of American Stars’ Death in Communist Romania, p. 167-173

ADRIANA TEODORESCU, The Death of the Star. Social and Cultural Issues, p. 175-191

ANNA KUBIAK, Von Hagens’ Bestiary and Sacrifice’s Crisis, p. 193-202

Religion and The Meaning of Death

CONSTANTIN MIHAI, Sur la vie et sur la mort. Être en Christ dans la théologie de Saint Paul, p. 205-214

BOŻENA JÓZEFÓW-CZERWIŃSKA, Other Worlds – Relics of Pagan Beliefs in Polish Folk Culture, p. 215-221

JOSEF SCHOVANEC, L’Orient dans l'Occident : la mort dans les religions nouvelles – l'exemple de la religion bahaï et de la théosophie, p. 223-236

Bodily Disposal: Implications of the Shift from Burial to Cremation

ANTONELLA GROSSI, Dans les « jardins du souvenir ». Expérience de la mémoire dans les Cimetières de Paris. Premières notes de terrain, p. 239-246

CLAUDIA IONESCU, Bellu Orthodox Cemetery – its History and Importance in Popular Culture, p. 247-253

MARIANA NIŢU, The Vertical Metaphorical Structure of the Cemetery Analyzing Method, p. 255-259

PETER C. JUPP, Inverness Crematorium: A Challenge to the Highland Way of Death?, p. 261-277

ZDENĚK R. NEŠPOR, The Building of Crematoria in the Czech Republic: A Social and Ideological Issue, p. 279-291

MARIUS ROTAR, The Issue of Cremation and Romanian Elites during the 19th - 21st Centuries, p. 293-309

MIRJAM KLAASSENS, PETER GROOTE, Natural Burial Ground Bergerbos: An Alternative Place of Burial in the Netherlands, p. 311-327

OLIVIA MINISTERI, Virtual Cemeteries. A New Way of Processing Grief?, p. 329-342

ANNE MARKUSSEN, Inverse Cremation and Organ Donation Rates. Taking another Look at Bodily Disposal and Religion, p. 343-354

Commemoration of the Dead in Space and Time

EMILIYA KARABOEVA, Death and Memory in the Context of the Contemporary Bulgarian Street Posted Obituary, p. 357-386

IRINA STAHL, Les croix de la ville de Bucarest. Problèmes de sociologie religieuse, p. 387-411

GOLIE TALAIE, A Transatlantic Love – Foreshadowing a Death. On Memory and Subjectivity in Seiichi Furuya’s Photographs of Christine Gössler, p. 413-421

OLGA NEŠPOROVÁ, New Phenomenon: Roadside Memorials, p. 423-439

ADELA TOPLEAN, How Sacred Is Secular Death? And just how Secular Can Sacred Death Be? A Theoretical Proposal, p. 441-460

New Ritualisation of Death in 21th century

CHRISTINE SCHLOTT, A Last Greeting to the Deceased – Secular Funeral Services in Leipzig, East Germany, p. 463-468

LUIGI BARTOLOMEI, GIORGIO PRADERIO, New Architectures for Funeral Houses in the Contemporary Secularized Italian Society. Premises and Results of an Interdisciplinary University Research Activity, p. 469-480

MARINA SOZZI, ROSSANA BECARELLI, Contemporary Features of Death: an Inquiry on 52 Mortuaries in Piedmont Hospitals, p. 481-488

THOMAS QUARTIER, Personalised eschatology. Crossing Borders in Dutch Death Rituals, p. 489-501

ILONA KEMPPAINEN, Death and Modernization, p. 503-510

MONICA DANCI, Love, Death and Everyday Life, p. 511-514

FLORINA CODREANU, Death Lessons in the Imaginary Delivered by Computer Games Industry, p. 515-520

End of Life and Palliative Cares. Bereavement

CONSTANTIN BOGDAN, Mourir aujourd’hui : modalités de mourir ; causes de la mort ; la « médicalisation » de la mort, p. 523-528

KEN WORPOLE, The Modern Hospice Movement: A Quiet Revolution in End of Life Care, p. 529-533

BIRGITTE DUE JENSEN KOCH, Palliation in Denmark, p. 535-537

SIMONE VERONESE, GLORIA GALLO, ALESSANDRO VALLE, CHIARA RIVOIRO, DAVID J. OLIVER, Specialist Palliative Care Service for People Severely Affected by Neurodegenerative Conditions: Does this Make a Difference to Palliative Care Outcomes? Results of Ne-Pal – An Explorative Randomized Controlled Trial, p. 539-548


CONSTANTIN BOGDAN, Une approche et une thérapie complexe de la fin de vie (médicale, morale, sociale, spirituelle). Les soins palliatifs, p. 553-558

IOANA TODOR, LUCIAN MARINA, Perceptions of Ethical Arguments Related to Euthanasia, p. 559-572

MARIA XENAKI, ADRIAN COYLE, Grieving Alone? Towards an Understanding of the Experience of Bereaved Single Parents: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, p. 573-595

CRISTINA MARIA SPERANZA, MEDINA BORDEA, Bereavement in Children and Adolescents, p. 597-606

List of the Authors, p. 627