November 04, 2008

Dead famous: Research says 18th century Obituaries Sparked Modern Cult of Celebrity

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/dead_famous_research/

Research by the University of Warwick shows how death gave birth to the modern cult of celebrity as the sudden rise in the popularity of obituaries of unusual people in the 1700s provided people with the 18th Century equivalent of a celebrity gossip magazine.


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