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Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography
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on March 22, 2015
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Some useful info for one whose graveyard ramblings are limited to the Americas and parts of Western Europe, but the author almost totally ignored cemetery symbolism that isn't western/Christian. He didn't provide any sources either, and while some of the symbolism is well-documented--a broken column to signify a life cut short, lambs or doves on children's graves to signify their innocence--many of the definitions seem based solely on his interpretations of lengthy Bible passages (of which there were far too many). I also could have done without the weird off-topic blathering about angels and demons. I bought a cemetery field guide, not a book of Christian philosophy. Good photos, though
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2007
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Information is great but format leaves something to be desired. Book is odd size especially considering price and type is very small. Get out your magnifying glass for this one. Layout and type really take a lot away from the book.
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Saw MD on tv and expected more. Seems to be a rehash of his other books. Donated to my library book sale.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2013
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It's a lovely book, but what I'm really looking for is something that explains the meaning behind various symbols inscribed on tombstones, especially old ones. This book isn't it.
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on November 14, 2014
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Very informative
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on August 22, 2011
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My book arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I am very satisfied and would buy from this merchant again with no worries!
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