Sacred Sites and Holy Places: Exploring the Sacralisation of Landscape Through Time and Space

Stefan Brink (Editor), Saebjorg Walaker Nordeide (Editor)

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Abstract

In this volume two important veins of interdisciplinary research into the medieval period in Scandinavia and the Baltic region are merged, namely the Christianization process and landscape studies. The volume authors approach the common theme of sacrality in landscape from such various viewpoints as archaeology, philology, history of religion, theology, history, classical studies, and art history. A common theme in all articles is a theoretical approach, complemented by illustrative case studies from the Scandinavian, Baltic, or Classical worlds. Aspects of pagan religion, as well as Christianity and the establishment of the early Church, are considered within both geographical setting and social landscape, while the study of maps, place names, and settlement patterns introduces new methodologies and perspectives to expose and define the sacral landscape of these regions. The contributions are put into perspective by a comparison with research into the sacral landscapes of Central Europe and the Classical world.

New interdisciplinary research methods and new models have been developed by the contributors to present new vistas of sacrality in the Scandinavian and the Baltic landscape. To open up these case studies, a selection of over sixty images and maps accompanies this cutting-edge research, allowing the reader to explore sacralization and the Christianization process within its medieval setting.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTurnhout
PublisherBrepols
Number of pages300
ISBN (Electronic)9782503541259
ISBN (Print)9782503541006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in the Early Middle Ages
PublisherBrepols
Volume11

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Sacralization
Sacred Sites
Classical World
Interdisciplinary Research
Christianization
Medieval Period
Scandinavia
History
Research Methods
Early Church
Theology
Central Europe
Classical Studies
Philology
Methodology
Reader
Pagans
Settlement Patterns
Christianity

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Brink, S., & Nordeide, S. W. (Eds.) (2013). Sacred Sites and Holy Places: Exploring the Sacralisation of Landscape Through Time and Space. (Studies in the Early Middle Ages; Vol. 11). Turnhout: Brepols . https://doi.org/10.1484/M.SEM-EB.6.09070802050003050401000006

Sacred Sites and Holy Places : Exploring the Sacralisation of Landscape Through Time and Space. / Brink, Stefan (Editor); Nordeide, Saebjorg Walaker (Editor).

Turnhout : Brepols , 2013. 300 p. (Studies in the Early Middle Ages; Vol. 11).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Brink S, (ed.), Nordeide SW, (ed.). Sacred Sites and Holy Places: Exploring the Sacralisation of Landscape Through Time and Space. Turnhout: Brepols , 2013. 300 p. (Studies in the Early Middle Ages). https://doi.org/10.1484/M.SEM-EB.6.09070802050003050401000006
Brink, Stefan (Editor) ; Nordeide, Saebjorg Walaker (Editor). / Sacred Sites and Holy Places : Exploring the Sacralisation of Landscape Through Time and Space. Turnhout : Brepols , 2013. 300 p. (Studies in the Early Middle Ages).
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