Reference : Von 'Flamma' zum 'Flamarium'. Zur Geschichte der Feuerbestattung im Großherzogtum Lux...
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Von 'Flamma' zum 'Flamarium'. Zur Geschichte der Feuerbestattung im Großherzogtum Luxemburg, 1900-2015
[en] From 'Flamma' to 'Flamarium'. The history of cremation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1900-2015
Kolnberger, Thomas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise
Editions Saint Paul
Heft 2
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
[de] Kremation ; Luxembourg ; Geschichte
[en] Luxembourg is a 'delayed nation', as far as cremation is concerned. It was in 1995 that the Grand Duchy opened its own cremation center, only ahead of Malta and Cyprus in the EU zone (Orthodoxe Greece is a special case). While the discussion about the pros and cons of cremation is mirroring the general debate of the last hundred years since the introduction of this alternative form of burial and funeral technique in neighboring countries, especially in Geermany and France, the case study of Luxembourg also offers insights into the development of a small state shaped by its Catholic heritage. This mentaliy-argument is, however, only one side to be considered when investigating the history of cremation. Another decisive factor is the embedddedness of Luxembourg in a transnational context.
University of Luxembourg, IPSE-History
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
RIP - Material Culture and Spaces of Remembrance,
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
FnR ; FNR8333105 > Sonja Kmec > R.I.P. > Material Culture And Spaces Of Remembrance. A Study Of Cemeteries In Luxembourg In The Context Of The Greater Region > 01/08/2015 > 31/07/2018 > 2014

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