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An Expatriate Community in Tunis, 1648–1885: St George’s Protestant Cemetery and its Inscriptions

Pringle, Reginald Denys 2008. An Expatriate Community in Tunis, 1648–1885: St George’s Protestant Cemetery and its Inscriptions. vol. 1811. Oxford: Cardiff Studies in Archaeology/BAR International Series.

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Abstract

A piece of ground outside the Carthage Gate in which English and other Protestants who died in Tunis might be buried was granted to the British consul in the 1640s. It continued to be used for that purpose until 1885, when a new municipal cemetery opened. In 1890, an Anglican church was built over part of the cemetery and the tombstones lying in its way were saved and arranged around the walls. Altogether some 115 tomb texts survive from 1648 to 1885. They relate to mariners, merchants, consuls and their families, and later to missionaries, engineers and railway personnel. The deceased came not only from Britain but also from Scandinavia, France, Italy, Holland and the United States. From 1860 onwards the epigraphic information is supplemented by the church registers. This monograph contains a complete edition of the tomb inscriptions, accompanied by commentaries and a historical introduction.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Additional Information: 75 pls, 7 figs., 5 tables
Publisher: Cardiff Studies in Archaeology/BAR International Series
ISBN: 978-1-4073-0222-5.
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:10
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/10472

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