Fama post Mortem: Herinnerd worden in een grensgebied

Duijvendak, M., 11-Apr-2019, Memento Mori: Sterben und Begraben in einem ruralen Grenzgebiet - Sterven en begraven in een rurale grensregio. Ramakers, B. (ed.). Groningen / Wageningen: NAHI, p. 7-17 11 p. (Historia Agriculturae; vol. 48).

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The relationships between death, loss, burial and grief, and our understanding of the private and public dimensions of these are complicated. It assumed that grief slowly shifted from public to private spheres in modern times. In the 19th and 20th centuries, funerals in the Netherlands became more and more intimate events for families and close friends. But some funerals have always been public events. During the 19th century, the upper-class families informed their loved ones and others with a private letter about the death of a family member. In the first decades of the 20th century it became common to publish obituaries in newspapers participating in the public grief of the loss of an public figure. In this article, I try to answer the questions which funerals were social events, which people were present at such an event, and what their roles were. What became the function of published obituaries? This article discusses the relevance of this creation of a Fama post mortem vivere facit around 1900 on the border between Germany and the Netherlands.
Translated title of the contributionFama post Mortem: Being remembered in a border area
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationMemento Mori
Subtitle of host publicationSterben und Begraben in einem ruralen Grenzgebiet - Sterven en begraven in een rurale grensregio
EditorsB. Ramakers
Place of PublicationGroningen / Wageningen
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789403414270
Publication statusPublished - 11-Apr-2019

Publication series

NameHistoria Agriculturae


  • rural history, Funerary Culture, North Netherlands, North Germany

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