This book features a selection of the most representative papers presented during the international conference Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe (ABDD). It invites you on a fascinating journey across the last three centuries of Europe, with death as your guide. The past and present realities of the complex phenomena of death and dying in Romania, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Italy are dealt with, by authors from varying backgrounds: historians, sociologists, priests, humanists, anthropologists, and doctors. This is yet more proof that death as a topic cannot be confined to one science, the deciphering of its meanings and of the shifts it effects requiring a joint, interdisciplinary effort.
About the Author: Marius Rotar is a historian, and Researcher at 1 Decembrie 1918 University in Alba Iulia, Romania. He was the initiator of the international conference Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe. He is the President of Amurg, the Romanian Cremation Association and the Romanian Association for Death Studies. Adriana Teodorescu is a PhD student in the Department of Universal and Comparative Literature at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is the Vice-President of the Romanian Association for Death Studies.