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Making Space for the Dead
Catacombs, Cemeteries, and the Reimagining of Paris, 1780–1830
Erin-Marie Legacey
The dead of Paris, before the French Revolution, were most often consigned to mass graveyards that contemporaries described as terrible and terrifying, emitting "putrid miasmas" that were a threat to both health and dignity. In a book that is at once wonderfully macabre and exceptionally informative, Erin-Marie Legacey explores how a new burial...

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