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The strait gate : thresholds and power in Western history

Author: Daniel Jütte
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015] ©2015
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Exploring a chapter in the cultural history of the West not yet probed, The Strait Gate demonstrates how doors, gates, and related technologies such as the key and the lock have shaped the way we perceive and navigate the domestic and urban spaces that surround us in our everyday lives. Jutte reveals how doors have served as sites of power, exclusion, and inclusion, as well as metaphors for salvation in the course  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Jütte
ISBN: 9780300211085 0300211082
OCLC Number: 910504183
Description: viii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"I am the door": portals of salvation and status --
The power of the keys --
"Whence is that knocking?": precarious passages --
Reading doors --
The "city's eyes": gates and the urban history of Europe.
Responsibility: Daniel Jütte.
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"An engrossing and powerfully illuminating history of our most intimate surroundings."-Joseph Koerner, Harvard University -- Joseph Koerner "A wide-open book, erudite, deep, nimble, graceful and Read more...

 
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