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The Medieval Way of Death
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The Medieval Way of Death

(Herman Pleij) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 11-17

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The author tells of the yearning for death in the Middle Ages and the associated distaste for bodily things. Later this attitude gradually changed; enjoying life was no longer regarded as sinful and the human soul became more than an exile on earth awaiting its true life in Heaven.

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