Pompes Funèbres and the Overflowing of Ostentatious Funerals

Abstract

The 19th century saw the formation of the funeral market in France. Within the context of constant interference by Church and State, the first pompes funèbres (funeral companies or undertakers) gradually spread from Paris into the major provincial cities and their outskirts to assume the role of supplier of funeral goods and services. How did the trade of… (More)

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@inproceedings{Trompette2013PompesFA, title={Pompes Funèbres and the Overflowing of Ostentatious Funerals}, author={Pascale Trompette}, year={2013} }