Eternal Light and Earthly Concerns: Belief and the Shaping of Medieval Society - Artes Liberales (Hardback)
  • Eternal Light and Earthly Concerns: Belief and the Shaping of Medieval Society - Artes Liberales (Hardback)
zoom

Eternal Light and Earthly Concerns: Belief and the Shaping of Medieval Society - Artes Liberales (Hardback)

(author)
£80.00
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 13/04/2021
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
In early Christianity it was established that every church should have a light burning on the altar at all times. In this unique study, Eternal light and earthly concerns, looks at the material and social consequences of maintaining these 'eternal' lights. It investigates how the cost of lighting was met across western Europe throughout the whole of the Middle Ages, revealing the social organisation that was built up around maintaining the lights in the belief that burning them reduced the time spent in Purgatory. When that belief collapsed in the Reformation the eternal lights were summarily extinguished. The history of the lights thus offers not only a new account of change in medieval Europe, but also a sustained examination of the relationship between materiality and belief.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781784993016
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

You may also be interested in...

Macbeth
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Scourging Angel
Added to basket
Templars
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Templars
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Book of Margery Kempe
Added to basket
Summer of Blood
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Everyday Life in Medieval London
Added to basket
The Faded Map
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Lion Rampant
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Borgias
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Crusader States
Added to basket
The House of Wisdom
Added to basket
Castle
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Magna Carta
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Medieval Dublin XIV
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.