The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages

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März 2008



An exploration of how medieval people categorised the world, from 1000-1450.


1. The boundaries of the supernatural; 2. 'The Machine of This World': ideas of the physical universe; 3. Dogs and dog-heads: the inhabitants of the world; 4. 'The Secrets of Nature and Art': Roger Bacon's Opus maius.


Robert Bartlett is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews. His previous publications include The Making of Europe (1993), England under the Norman and Angevin Kings (2000) and The Hanged Man (2004).


'... engaging, accessible and thought-provoking ... The book eloquently indicates the complexity of medieval ideas.' BBC History Magazine '...this is an engaging and readable book that presents much food for thought, both for medievalists and for non-specialist readers.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages is sure to interest scholars and students from a range of fields. In this work, Bartlett has offered an encouraging model of how academic writing can not only spur the intellect but also stir the imagination and spark humor.' Christopher LeCluyse, H-German 'The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages is a handsomely produced, wide-ranging collection on medieval scientific and theological understandings of nature and the supernatural, originally given as the four Wiley lectures in Belfast and retaining their accessible but magisterial tone.' Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521702553
ISBN: 0521702550
Untertitel: 'The Wiles Lectures'. 13 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 182 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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