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Author Hayes, Dawn Marie, 1968-
Title Body and sacred place in medieval Europe, 1100-1389 / by Dawn Marie Hayes.
Imprint New York ; London : Routledge, 2003.

Author Hayes, Dawn Marie, 1968-
Series Studies in medieval history and culture ; v. 18
Studies in medieval history and culture ; v. 18.
Subject Sacred space -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Church buildings -- Secular use -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Human body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 193 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Learned conceptions of sacred place : building and body as two facades of Christian worship in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries -- History incarnate : human bodies and ideal sacred place in The miracles of Our Lady of Chartres -- Earthly uses of heavenly spaces : non-liturgical activities in sacred place -- Body as champion of church authority and sacred place : the murder of Thomas Becket -- Conclusion: Division and decomposition -- Epilogue: Body and sacred place in the wake of September 11 : resurrecting medieval metaphors in the modern world.
Note Print version record.
Summary Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe investigates the medieval understanding of sacred place, arguing for the centrality of bodies and bodily metaphors to the establishment, function, use, and power of medieval churches. Questioning the traditional division of sacred and profane jurisdictions, this book identifies the need to consider non-devotional uses of churches in the Middle Ages. Dawn Marie Hayes examines idealized visions of medieval sacred places in contrast with the mundane and profane uses of these buildings. She argues that by the later Middle Ages-as loyalties were tor.
ISBN 0203009061 (electronic bk.)
9780203009062 (electronic bk.)
0415988381 (Cloth)
9781135860042 (e-book: PDF)
9781135859992 (e-book: Mobi)
9781135860035 (e-book: ePub)
9780415803526 (paperback)
OCLC # 252974355
Additional Format Print version: Hayes, Dawn Marie, 1968- Body and sacred place in medieval Europe, 1100-1389. New York ; London : Routledge, 2003 (DLC) 2002151625

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