New Cemeteries in the Northen Capitals: An Introduction

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    Abstract

    This introduction to cemeteries in the three northern capitals discusses approaches to the history of burials and cemeteries in in the Northern part of the Netherlands. The departmental capitals Assen, Groningen and Leeuwarden – as so many other cities in the Netherlands - obtained new public cemeteries in the same decades of the first half of the 19th centuries. The similarities and differences between the burial grounds in these cities are discussed, simultaneously introducing the most prominent research topics in the literature on development of funerary culture in the Netherlands.
    Translated title of the contributionNew Cemeteries in the Northen Capitals: An Introduction
    Original languageDutch
    Title of host publicationVoor deez'aard verloren
    Subtitle of host publicationDe Noorderbegraafplaats in Assen
    EditorsJan Bos, Martin Hiemink, Bernd Otter, Vincent Tassenaar, Maarten Zwiers
    Place of PublicationAssen
    PublisherKoninklijke Van Gorcum
    Pages12-17
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9789023257400
    Publication statusPublished - Sep-2021

    Publication series

    NameNieuwe Asser Historische Reeks
    PublisherVan Gorcum
    Number5

    Keywords

    • Funerary Culture
    • Regional History

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