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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.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2011]
©2011

Series New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History.
United States. Navy -- History.
Sailors -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Sailors -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Sailors -- Death -- History.
Sepulchral monuments -- History.
Death -- Social aspects -- History.
Burial -- History.
Seafaring life -- History.
Maritime anthropology.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 259 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813040608 (electronic bk.)
0813040604 (electronic bk.)
9780813037349 (acid-free paper)
0813037344 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 756280806
Additional Format Print version: Stewart, David J. (David James), 1968- Sea their graves. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2011 9780813037349 (DLC) 2011018968 (OCoLC)709674057