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Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe, AD 500-1500.

Author: Knut Bergsvik; Marion Dowd
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, Limited, 2017.
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Presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the use of caves and rock shelters across Europe during the medieval period for a wide range of religious and spiritual purposes by Christian, Muslim,  Read more...

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Bergsvik, Knut.
Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe, AD 500-1500.
Havertown : Oxbow Books, Limited, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Knut Bergsvik; Marion Dowd
ISBN: 9781785708336 1785708333
OCLC Number: 1022783347
Description: 1 online resource (506 pages)
Contents: Intro --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Preface --
List of contributors --
Chapter 1: Caves and rockshelters in medieval Europe: religious and secular use --
Knut Andreas Bergsvik and Marion Dowd --
PART I: NORTHWESTERN EUROPE --
Chapter 2: Entering other realms: Sámi burials in natural rock cavities and caves in northern Fenno-Scandinavia between 900 BC and AD 1700 --
Asgeir Svestad --
Chapter 3: The perception and use of caves and rockshelters in Late Iron Age and medieval western Norway c. AD 550-1550 --
Knut Andreas Bergsvik --
Chapter 4: A holy cave and womb: the sanctuary on the island of Selja and the birth of the first Norwegian saints --
Alf Tore Hommedal --
Chapter 5: Signs from the Pictish underground: early medieval cave ritual at the Sculptor's Cave, north-east Scotland --
Lindsey Büster and Ian Armit --
Chapter 6: Marking caves in Scotland and Iceland: characterising an early medieval phenomenon --
Kristján Ahronson --
Chapter 7: Saintly associations with caves in Ireland from the early medieval period (AD 400-1169) through to recent times --
Marion Dowd --
PART II: IBERIA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN --
Chapter 8: Hidden in the depths, far from people: Funerary activities in the Lower Gallery of La Garma and the use of natural caves as burial places in early medieval Cantabria, northern Spain --
Pablo Arias, Roberto Ontañón, Enrique Gutiérrez Cuenca, José Ángel Hierro Gárate, Francisco Etxeberria, Lourdes Herrasti and Paloma Uzquiano --
Chapter 9: Christian and Muslim patterns of secular and religious cave use in the Iberian Peninsula in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (fifth/sixth to eleventh/twelfth centuries AD) --
Manel Feijoó --
Chapter 10: The occupation and use of natural caves in the Ligurian-Piedmontese region between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (fifth to late seventh century AD) --
Paolo de Vingo. Chapter 11: The culture of rock-cut cemeteries and artificial ritual caves in Roman and Byzantine Malta --
Mario Buhagiar --
Chapter 12: Investigating cave dwelling in medieval Malta (AD 800-1530) --
Keith Buhagiar --
PART III: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE --
Chapter 13: The use of caves for religious purposes in early medieval Germany (AD 500-1200) --
Mechthild Schulze-Dörrlamm --
Chapter 14: Knights in the dark: on the function of Polish caves in the Middle Ages --
Michał Wojenka --
Chapter 15: Medieval cave sites in the Czech Republic --
Vladimír Peša --
Chapter 16: Bull Rock Cave (Býčí skála), Czech Republic, and its environs in the Middle Ages --
Martin Golec --
Chapter 17: The form and fabric of Late Antique and medieval cave use in Slovenia --
Agni Prijatelj --
Chapter 18: The triconchial medieval cave churches of Eski-Kermen (Crimea): recent results of investigations --
Nicolas V. Dneprovsky.

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