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Title Caves and ritual in medieval Europe, AD 500-1500 / edited by Knut Andreas Bergsvik and Marion Dowd.
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; Havertown, PA, United States : Oxbow Books, 2018.

Subject Caves -- Europe -- Religious aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Alt Name Bergsvik, Knut Andreas,
Dowd, Marion,
Description 1 online resource (viii, 314 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This edited work 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, Pictish and non-denominational communities, at both regional and local levels.
Contents 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 asspociations 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 patters 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 in Slovenia / Agni Prijatelj -- Chapter 18. The triconchial medieval cave churches of Eski-Kermen (Crimea): recent results of investigations / Nicolas V. Dneprovsky.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781785708336 (electronic bk.)
1785708333 (electronic bk.)
9781785708350 (electronic bk.)
178570835X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1021174122
Additional Format Print version: Caves and ritual in medieval Europe, AD 500-1500. Oxford, United Kingdom ; Havertown, PA, United States : Oxbow Books, 2018 9781785708329 (DLC) 2017956891 (OCoLC)993419560.

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