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The Black Death, Plague, and Mass Mortality

  title={The Black Death, Plague, and Mass Mortality},
  author={Andr{\'e}e M. Beauchamp},
Cultural funerary practices typically entail a set of common rituals, ceremonies, and treatments that are common to the cultural group. These practices are adhered to unless there is a significant culture change or the community experiences a catastrophe such as war, natural disaster, or epidemic. When such periods of disaster spread over a large territory and are experienced for a long period of time, such as during the epidemic of Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages, it could be… Expand

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