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    The sacred topography of Medieval Prague

    Opacic, Zoe (2013) The sacred topography of Medieval Prague. In: Nordeide, S.W. and Brink, S. (eds.) Sacred Sites and Holy Places: Exploring the Sacralization of Landscape through Time and Space. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. ISBN 9782503541006.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In this volume two important veins of interdisciplinary research into the medieval period in Scandinavia and the Baltic region are merged, namely the Christianization process and landscape studies. The volume authors approach the common theme of sacrality in landscape from such various viewpoints as archaeology, philology, history of religion, theology, history, classical studies, and art history. A common theme in all articles is a theoretical approach, complemented by illustrative case studies from the Scandinavian, Baltic, or Classical worlds. Aspects of pagan religion, as well as Christianity and the establishment of the early Church, are considered within both geographical setting and social landscape, while the study of maps, place names, and settlement patterns introduces new methodologies and perspectives to expose and define the sacral landscape of these regions. The contributions are put into perspective by a comparison with research into the sacral landscapes of Central Europe and the Classical world. New interdisciplinary research methods and new models have been developed by the contributors to present new vistas of sacrality in the Scandinavian and the Baltic landscape. To open up these case studies, a selection of over sixty images and maps accompanies this cutting-edge research, allowing the reader to explore sacralization and the Christianization process within its medieval setting.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centres and Institutes: Architecture, Space and Society, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 15:03
    Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:50
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6206

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