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Defining the Holy: Sacred Space in Medieval and Early Modern Europe..

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Defining the holy; sacred space in medieval and early modern Europe.

Ed. by Sarah Hamilton and Andrew Spicer.

Ashgate Publishing Co.

2005

345 pages

$99.95

Hardcover

BL580

How and where one had access to the divine in medieval and early modern Europe defined both private and private life. In this collection of 15 articles drawn from an April 2003 conference held at the U. of Exeter, contributors describe their research on private spaces, including a survey of domestic space and devotion in the middle ages and studies of The Netherlands in the fifteenth century, monasteries in Hapsburg Spain, forbidden sacred spaces in Reformation England and the private chapels of the Cecil family. Papers on relatively public spaces include such topics as spatial geometry of a convent that invoke Jerusalem, material culture and liturgical use that defined holy space, rites of consecration of space, reformed spaces, disputed spaces, and the politics of sacred space on the eve of the French Revolution.

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