Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Funeral customs: the evidence from archaeology; 2. Funeral customs: the evidence of literature; 3. The conception of the future life; 4. The cult of the dead; 5. The conception of the soul; 6. Necromancy; 7. The journey to the land of the dead; Conclusion; Index.
This 1943 book uses a variety of evidence from archaeology and literature concerning Norse funeral customs to reconstruct their conception of future life.