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.
|Publication date:||28th July 2005|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Categories:||European history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,|
Will Coster is Lecturer and Head of History at De Montfort University. His previous publications include Baptism and Kinship in England 1450-1800 (2004). Andrew Spicer is Lecturer in Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University. He is the co-editor of Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685 (2002).More About Will Coster