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Author Stewart, David J. (David James), 1968-

Title The sea their graves : an archaeology of death and remembrance in maritime culture / David J. Stewart
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 259 pages) : illustrations
Series New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Contents "Death Stands Ready at the Door" : The Dangers of Maritime Life -- Values for a Dangerous World -- "The Natural Sepulchre of a Sailor" : Burial at Sea As Ritual Performance -- "Was Never Since Heard Of" : Remembering the Missing -- "Rocks and Storms I'll Fear No More" : The Anchor and the Cross -- Conclusions: A Living Tradition
Summary Based on a study of more than 2,100 gravestones and monuments in North America and the United Kingdom erected between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, David Stewart expands the use of nautical archaeology into terrestrial environments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History.
United States. Navy -- History.
Burial -- History.
Death -- Social aspects -- History.
Maritime anthropology.
Sailors -- Death -- History.
Sailors -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Sailors -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Seafaring life -- History.
Sepulchral monuments -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813040604 (electronic bk.)
9780813040608 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)