Reference : Cemeteries and urban form: a historico-geographcial approach
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Cemeteries and urban form: a historico-geographcial approach
Kolnberger, Thomas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Urban Morphology
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[en] cemetery ; churchyard ; urban form ; fringe-belt concept ; funeral epochs ; Western Europe ; Vienna
[en] Research in urban morphology rarely takes account of the specific forms of burial grounds. This paper offers a synthesis of how Christian cities of the dead mirror the cities of the living, and provides an overview of different Western European 'funeral epochs'. The shifting location of burial grounds realtes to major changes in town planning and building. Adopting a historico-geographical approach, micro-morphological transformatins of grave-plot forms and their cardinal orientations and accessibility are explored in the context of changing religious beliefs, rules of hygiene, and practical and aesthetic consideration. The role of cemeteries in fringe-belt development is presented, using Vienna as a historical case study.
Institute for History - IPSE
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
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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