Religion, cults & rituals in the medieval rural environment: Religion, Kulte und Rituale in der mittelalterlichen bäuerlichen Umgebung = Réligion, cultes et rituels au milieu rural médiéval

The study of belief, faith and religious practices can provide a deep insight into historical societies, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish or pagan. They form a constant of human behaviour. Through religion, cult and rituals, multi-layered and complex cultural norms are expressed, demonstrating grou...

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Subtitles:Religion, cults and rituals in the medieval rural environment
Ruralia XI
Corporate Author: Jean-Marie Pesez Conferences on Medieval Rural Archaeology (Author)
Contributors: Bis-Worch, Christiane (Editor); Theune, Claudia (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
German
French
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Published: Leiden Sidestone Press 2017
Further subjects:B Conference papers and proceedings
B Europe Antiquities Congresses
B Excavations (Archaeology) Congresses Europe
B Sacred Space
B Excavations (Archaeology)
B Europe Congresses Antiquities Europe
B Archaeology and religion Congresses
B Archaeology and religion
B History
B Archaeology, Medieval Congresses
B Folklore (Europe) History To 1500 Congresses
B Folklore
B Electronic books Conference papers and proceedings History
B Folklore Congresses History To 1500 Europe
B Excavations (Archaeology) (Europe) Congresses
B Sacred Space (Europe) History To 1500 Congresses
B Sacred Space Congresses History To 1500 Europe
B Antiquities
B Europe
B Europe Congresses Religious life and customs History To 1500
B Europe Religious life and customs History To 1500 Congresses
B Archaeology and religion Congresses
B Archaeology, Medieval Congresses
B RELIGION ; Antiquities & Archaeology
B Archaeology, Medieval
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: Jean-Marie Pesez Conferences on Medieval Rural Archaeology (11th : 2015 : Clervaux, Luxembourg): Religion, cults & rituals in the medieval rural environment. - Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2017]. - 9088904863
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Summary:The study of belief, faith and religious practices can provide a deep insight into historical societies, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish or pagan. They form a constant of human behaviour. Through religion, cult and rituals, multi-layered and complex cultural norms are expressed, demonstrating group affiliation. However, popular devotion and belief in a rural environment can include practices that are out with those of the official religion. Some of these practices discussed in this book can be investigated through archaeology. Important religious sites like churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues as well as caves, holy wells and hermitages are discussed. Furthermore burials of children, revenants and the condemned are analysed, as they often deviate from normal practice and shed light on particular communities and their beliefs. Rituals concerning the protection of buildings and persons which focus on objects attributed with religious qualities are another area explored. Through archaeological research it is possible to gain an understanding of popular religion of medieval and early modern times and also to draw conclusions about religious ideas that are not written in documents. By bringing together these topics this book is of particular interest to scholars working in the field of archaeology, history and cultural anthropology
Item Description:"Ruralia XI"--Cover. - Includes bibliographical references. - Chiefly in English with some contributions in German and French. - Print version record
ISBN:908890488X