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Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe by Will Coster

Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe


Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe by Will Coster

The medieval landscape was marked by many sacred sites - churches and chapels, pilgrimage sites, holy wells - places where the spiritual and temporal worlds coincided. Although Max Weber argued that the Reformation brought about the 'disenchantment of the world', this 2005 volume explores the many dimensions of sacred space during and after the religious upheavals of the early modern period. The essays examine the subject through a variety of contexts across Europe from Scotland to Moldavia, but also across the religious divisions between the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran and Calvinist Churches. Based on research, these essays provide insights into the definition and understanding of sanctity in the post-Reformation era and make an important contribution to the study of sacred space.


Review of the hardback: 'This excellent collection, with not a single weak contribution, demonstrated the centrality of material culture and sacred geography to understanding the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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Publication date

27th October 2011


Will Coster

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Cambridge University Press


366 pages


European history
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700



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