Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe

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Will Coster, Andrew Spicer
Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 2005 - History - 350 pages
This book explores the many dimensions of sacred space - churches and chapels, pilgrimage sites, holy wells--during and after the religious upheavals of the early modern period. Leading historians examine the subject through a variety of contexts across Europe from Scotland to Moldav ia, but also across the religious divisions between the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran and Calvinist Churches. Based on original research, these essays provide new insights into the definition and understanding of sanctity in the post-Reformation era and make an important contribution to the study of sacred space.
 

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Contents

Introduction the dimensions of sacred space in Reformation Europe
1
Sacred church and worldly tavern reassessing an early modern divide
17
Sacred image and sacred space in Lutheran Germany
39
Places of sanctification the liturgical sacrality of Genevan Reformed churches 15351566
60
What kinde of house a kirk is conventicles consecrations and the concept of sacred space in postReformation Scotland
81
Psalms groans and dogwhippers the soundscape of worship in the English parish church 15471642
104
A microcosm of community burial space and society in Chester 1598 to 1633
124
Apud ecclesia church burial and the development of funerary rooms in Moldavia
144
Gardening for God Carmelite deserts and the sacralisation of natural space in CounterReformation Spain
193
Holywell contesting sacred space in postReformation Wales
211
The sacred space of Julien Maunoir the reChristianising of the landscape in seventeenthcentury Brittany
237
Sacralising space reclaiming civic culture in early modern France
259
Breaking images and building bridges the making of sacred space in early modern Bohemia
282
Mapping the boundaries of confession space and urban religious life in the diocese of Augsburg 16481750
302
Index
326
Copyright

Reading Rome as a sacred landscape c 15861635
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