Images and Objects in Ritual Practices in Medieval and Early Modern Northern and Central Europe Krista Kodres

ISBN: 9781306992312

Published: July 30th 2014

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336 pages


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Images and Objects in Ritual Practices in Medieval and Early Modern Northern and Central Europe  by  Krista Kodres

Images and Objects in Ritual Practices in Medieval and Early Modern Northern and Central Europe by Krista Kodres
July 30th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9781306992312 | 5.26 Mb

This multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the functions, meanings and use of images and objects in various late Medieval and Early Modern social practices, which were linked by their ritual character. The book approaches ritual as an action which is discussed under the general umbrella term performative practice, and is characterised by a synthesis between the repetitive and the extraordinary that carries an intense symbolic meaning and is emotionally charged.Images, spaces and rituals were closely interconnected in both the religious and the secular spheres, and played a relevant role in the symbolic communication of the time.

The essays in this volume are devoted to a complex study of these phenomena in Northern and Central Europe, including regions which, due to linguistic or cultural barriers, have thus far received comparatively little attention in Anglo-American scholarship, including Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic states.



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