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Conference Jean-Marie Pesez Conferences on Medieval Rural Archaeology (11th : 2015 : Clervaux, Luxembourg), author.
Title Religion, cults & rituals in the medieval rural environment = Religion, Kulte und Rituale in der mittelalterlichen bäuerlichen Umgebung = Réligion, cultes et rituels au milieu rural médiéval / edited by Christiane Bis-Worch & Claudia Theune.
Imprint Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2017]

Conference Jean-Marie Pesez Conferences on Medieval Rural Archaeology (11th : 2015 : Clervaux, Luxembourg), author.
Subject Sacred space -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Folklore -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Archaeology and religion -- Congresses.
Archaeology, Medieval -- Congresses.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Europe -- Congresses.
Europe -- Religious life and customs -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Europe -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Alt Name Bis-Worch, Christiane,
Theune, Claudia, 1959-
Add Title Religion, cults and rituals in the medieval rural environment
Ruralia XI
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Note "Ruralia XI"--Cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Chiefly in English with some contributions in German and French.
Summary The study of belief, faith and religious practices can provide a deep insight into historical societies, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish or pagan. They form a constant of human behaviour. Through religion, cult and rituals, multi-layered and complex cultural norms are expressed, demonstrating group affiliation. However, popular devotion and belief in a rural environment can include practices that are out with those of the official religion. Some of these practices discussed in this book can be investigated through archaeology. Important religious sites like churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues as well as caves, holy wells and hermitages are discussed. Furthermore burials of children, revenants and the condemned are analysed, as they often deviate from normal practice and shed light on particular communities and their beliefs. Rituals concerning the protection of buildings and persons which focus on objects attributed with religious qualities are another area explored. Through archaeological research it is possible to gain an understanding of popular religion of medieval and early modern times and also to draw conclusions about religious ideas that are not written in documents. By bringing together these topics this book is of particular interest to scholars working in the field of archaeology, history and cultural anthropology.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789088904882 (electronic bk.)
908890488X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1004673123
Additional Format Print version: Jean-Marie Pesez Conferences on Medieval Rural Archaeology (11th : 2015 : Clervaux, Luxembourg). Religion, cults & rituals in the medieval rural environment. Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2017] 9088904863 (OCoLC)983600394.

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