Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Himmel auf Erden - Heaven on Earth - Medieval to Early Modern Culture / Kultureller Wandel vom Mittelalter zur Fruehen Neuzeit 12 (Paperback)
  • Himmel auf Erden - Heaven on Earth - Medieval to Early Modern Culture / Kultureller Wandel vom Mittelalter zur Fruehen Neuzeit 12 (Paperback)
zoom

Himmel auf Erden - Heaven on Earth - Medieval to Early Modern Culture / Kultureller Wandel vom Mittelalter zur Fruehen Neuzeit 12 (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£38.95
Paperback 201 Pages / Published: 25/08/2009
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Fur den mittelalterlichen Menschen waren das Bewusstsein und der Lebensalltag vom Glauben an das konkret vorgestellte Jenseits in einer Selbstverstandlichkeit und Intensitat gepragt, die fur den modernen Menschen kaum noch nachvollziehbar ist. Wenngleich die Bildsprache vom 'Himmel' und die Rede vom 'Himmel auf Erden' heute gerade im ausserreligioesen Kontext - als Buchtitel, im Schlager, in Redensarten und im Werbetext - verbreitet ist, wird in diesem thematisch geschlossenen Tagungsband in Einzelstudien der Frage nachgegangen, wie im Spatmittelalter und im UEbergang zur Fruhen Neuzeit die Idealvorstellung vom 'Himmel' auf bestimmte Formen individueller Lebensfuhrung, gesellschaftlicher Organisation und kunstlerischer Gestaltung einwirkt. Konkret fassbar wird dies etwa in Bereichen von Politik und Gesellschaft (Herrscher, Staat, Schulwesen, Theokratie), in religioeser Praxis (zweckbestimmte Armenfursorge, Wallfahrt) und in bestimmten Kunstformen (Meistergesang, geistliches Lied, allegorische Dichtung). Der Band enthalt sechs deutschsprachige und drei englische Beitrage.
For medieval man heaven was a concrete reality. Belief in the afterlife was self-evident and intense in a way that is difficult to imagine for modern man who knows heaven sooner from booktitles, songs, figures of speech or advertisements than from every-day experience. The contributions to this volume of proceedings, however, deal with the question how in the late-medieval and early-modern period the idealized image of heaven influenced life, society and art. The various essays deal with the impact of this idealism on politics and society (ruler, state, education, theocracy), on religious practice (poor relief, pilgrimage), and on different art forms (Meistergesang, religious song, and allegorical poetry). The volume contains six German and three English contributions.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631564202
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Poems of Catullus
Added to basket
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Tain
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Travelling Heroes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Aeneid
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Poetics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
If Not, Winter: Fragments Of Sappho
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.