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Camille argues that the medieval world perceived death as larger than life, that death was implicit at birth and stretched beyond the end of life to the resurrection of the body at the Last Judgment. Each of Camille’s chapters, framed by an imagined account of Remiet’s last hours in fourteenth-century Paris and illustrated with examples of his paintings, follows this inexorable path of death. Camille describes the theological origins of death and its physical beginnings at birth. He shows how representations of death shaped medieval notions of the historical past. He tells us that in the medieval period, people were constantly preparing themselves for death, as shown by Remiet’s striking image of the figure of Death waiting at the end of the pilgrimage of human life. And he explains that Remiet’s frequent depiction of the rotting corpse reveals his society’s dreaded anticipation of the end of time when, reawakened in the flesh, each individual would face the threat of an eternal and terrifying second death.