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Author Cátedra Tomás, María.

Title This world, other worlds : sickness, suicide, death, and the afterlife among the vaqueiros de alzada of Spain / Maria Catedra ; translated by William A. Christian, Jr
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992

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Description xii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One - The Path to Death -- 1. Sickness and the Vaqueiro Cosmology -- Part Two - Death -- Introduction: Kinds of Death -- 2. Natural Death -- 3. Violent Death: Suicide -- Conclusion: Kinds of Death and the House -- 4. The Burial -- Part Three - The Afterlife -- Introduction: The Second Funeral -- 5. The Spirits -- 6. The Saints -- Conclusion: The Long Way of the Dead -- Epilogue: Between Beasts and Saints -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Notes Translation of: La muerte y otros mundos. 1988
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-379) and index
Subject Cowboys -- Spain -- Asturias.
Death -- Folklore.
Death -- Religious aspects.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Spain -- Asturias.
Traditional medicine -- Spain -- Asturias.
Asturias (Spain) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 92021044
ISBN 0226097153 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226097161 (paper : alk. paper)