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The Resource History and the supernatural in medieval England, C.S. Watkins

History and the supernatural in medieval England, C.S. Watkins

Label
History and the supernatural in medieval England
Title
History and the supernatural in medieval England
Statement of responsibility
C.S. Watkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a fascinating study of religious culture in England from 1050 to 1250. Drawing on the wealth of material about religious belief and practice that survives in the chronicles, Carl Watkins explores accounts of signs, prophecies, astrology, magic, beliefs about death and the miraculous and demonic. He challenges some of the prevailing assumptions about religious belief, questioning in particular the attachment of many historians to terms such as 'clerical' and 'lay', 'popular' and 'elite', 'Christian' and 'pagan' as explanatory categories. The evidence of the chronicles is also set in its broader context through explorations of miracle collections, penitential manuals, exempla and sermons. The book traces shifts in the way the supernatural was conceptualized by learned writers and the ways in which broader patterns of belief evolved during this period. This original account sheds important new light on belief during a period in which the religious landscape was transformed."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watkins, C. S.
Dewey number
274.2/04
Index
index present
LC call number
BR750
LC item number
.W36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
Series volume
4th ser., 66
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Supernatural (Theology)
  • England
  • England
  • RELIGION
  • England
  • Het Bovennatuurlijke
  • Volksgeloof
  • Engeland
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Das Übernatürliche
  • England
Label
History and the supernatural in medieval England, C.S. Watkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Thinking about the supernatural -- Inventing pagans -- Prayers, spells and saints -- Special powers and magical arts -- Imagining the dead -- Thinking with the supernatural -- Conclusion
Control code
666916422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511378706
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666916422
Label
History and the supernatural in medieval England, C.S. Watkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Thinking about the supernatural -- Inventing pagans -- Prayers, spells and saints -- Special powers and magical arts -- Imagining the dead -- Thinking with the supernatural -- Conclusion
Control code
666916422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511378706
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666916422

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