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Suicide in the Middle Ages I: The Violent Against Themselves

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The phrase "Suicide and the Middle Ages" sounds like a contradiction. Was life too short anyway, and the Church too disapproving, to admit suicide? And how is the historian supposed to find out? In addressing these questions Alexander Murray takes the reader on a remarkable odyssey through medieval law, social life, literature, and religion. He examines a wide range of ...more
Hardcover, 485 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Feb 08, 2008 James rated it really liked it
Oh, if I were some milky Gothic 11th grader, I'd carry this book around with me everywhere.

Top notch scholarship, fascinating anecdotes. Sometimes, a bit too source-finding (though I guess that is the point-) Not nearly as depressing as you'd think-
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