Medieval Practices of Space
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Medieval Practices of Space by Barbara A. Hanawalt
Book DescriptionA glance at medieval maps tells us that cartographers of the Middle Ages divided space differently than we do today. In the great mappae mundi, for instance, Jerusalem takes center stage, with an image of the crucified Christ separating one place from another. The architects of medieval cathedrals manipulated space to clarify the roles and status of anyone who crossed the threshold. Even in the most everyday context, space was allotted according to gender and class and was freighted with infinitely subtle and various meanings. The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space or place to add meaning to the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816635450
(227mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 26-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara A. Hanawalt
Of Good and Ill Repute, Paperback (December 1997)
Explores the roles that community, family and society played in maintaining social control in Medieval England. This book focuses on gender, criminal behavior, law enforcement, village arbitration, and cultural rituals on inclusion and exclusion. It reflects the scholarship on medieval legal history, cultural history, and women's cultural studies.
Growing Up in Medieval London, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Barbara A. Hanawalt
Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, this book weaves a rich tapestry of the life of London children during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
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