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6004 -- BÄHR, ANDREAS & HANS MEDICK (Eds.)

Sterben von eigener Hand. Selbsttötung als kulturelle Praxis
Köln: Böhlau Verlag 2005
374 pp., Euro 44.90; ISBN 3-412-18405-5

To die at one´s own hand. Suicide as cultural practice
moral and aesthetic aspects of suicide among the Japanese: Seppuku, self-immolation, and Shinjû, double suicide of lovers

Keywords: suicide and culture, culture and suicide, Islam and suicide, martyrs, Sharia and suicide, widow burning, religious suicide, self-immolation, warriors and suicide, Honfibú, National Socialism and suicide, Durkheim, E., literature and suicide, female honor

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