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Liturgies of good death and well dying : funeral representations and practices in Campinas of the nineteenth century (1760-1880)

Grant number: 12/06506-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal researcher:Eliane Moura Silva
Grantee:João Paulo Berto
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This research proposes to study the Catholic's liturgies of Good Death and Well Dying, that come from Portugal in the form of manuals and doctrines, and its reading and translation by brotherhoods in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, between the 1760 and 1880, period which the city goes through social, urban and cultural transformations, including the secularization of their cemeteries. We were observed in the period how the institutional liturgies of the Catholic Church, given through catechisms, manuals and books about the practice of well living and dying were circulated and re-signified, especially with the support of the brotherhoods supplied before and after death, creating specific symbolic networks. Based on cultural history of religions and practices of reading, we studied how were built the liturgies of good death from the guidelines of the Catholic Church and among the brotherhoods, how circulated in differents representations and practices among the population groups and how configured spaces of varying interests. The documentation of the research was the doctrinal and the well dying manuals, ecclesial records and pastoral letters, the documents of the brotherhoods. (AU)

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BERTO, João Paulo. Liturgies of Good Death and Well Dying: funeral representations and practices in Campinas of the nineteenth century (1760-1880). 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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