Respectable Burial: Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery by Brian J. YoungRespectable Burial: Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery by Brian J. Young

Respectable Burial: Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery

byBrian J. Young

Hardcover | May 26, 2003

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A beautifully illustrated history of culture, religion, and public space. Respectable Burial is a social history of death, burial, and a cherished public space in Montreal from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Brian Young shows how the history of the Mount Royal Cemetery, founded in 1852, mirrors the evolving social makeup, changing mores, and tragic events of what was long Canada’s largest city. We meet not only prominent members of the elite but ordinary Montrealers, natives, the poor, and suicides. Young shows how epidemics, train-wrecks, and the deaths of soldiers or firemen challenged conventional notions of the family and reveals that the cemetery introduced new customs and sensibilities from Jewish, Chinese, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, and other communities to English Montreal. Incorporating a rich collection of archival illustrations, walking maps, and a colour photo essay by photographer Geoffrey James, Respectable Burial will appeal to anyone interested in Canadian history, parks, and cities.
Brian Young teaches Quebec history at McGill University and is the author of The Making and Unmaking of a University Museum: The McCord, 1921-1996 and the co-author of A Short History of Quebec. Geoffrey James is an internationally renowned photographer and the author of Running Fence and Paris as well as many other books and monograph...
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Title:Respectable Burial: Montreal's Mount Royal CemeteryFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 26, 2003Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773525297

ISBN - 13:9780773525290

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