Author: Ryszard Tomczyk
Institution: Instytut Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowych
Year of publication: 2017
Source: Show
Pages: 71-87
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PDF: hso/15/hso1504.pdf

The article’s goal is to highlight burial rituals and funerary services in the Polish community in Lvov in the late 19th and the early 20th centuries as the issues are rarely discussed in academic research. Poles (who prevailed in the city) were typically Roman Catholics. The funerary ritual was modelled by the Catholic tradition. In the last decades of the 19th century, funeral parlours emerged in Lvov to render services to the city’s affluent and poor inhabitants alike.

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