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Bibil Identifier bibil:220517
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Sacred Words and Worlds
Title (English, ) Geography, Religion, and Scholarship, 1550-1700
Author Shalev, Zur
Series History of Science and Medicine Library (Volume: 21)
Series Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions (Volume: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 78859
Place 23"15/16"
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-20935-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxi Pages
319 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In early modern Europe, fundamental geographical as well as religious certainties became unstable. At the intersection of the two stood sacred geography. This book examines the scope and content of this early modern scholarly genre, which engaged many of Europe’s leading scholars. On the one hand, 'geographia sacra' is analyzed in the context of antiquarian scholarship. Equipped with newly-developed sophisticated tools, scholars compiled, measured, and meticulously documented biblical and ecclesiastical space. On the other hand, this study argues, 'geographia sacra' was never detached from present concerns, and took part in confessional debates over scriptural authority, papal legitimacy, and the authenticity of liturgy. Hence today’s interest in the notions of ‘sacred space’ and spatiality had a lively, controversial, and crucial precedent in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Polyglot
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.)
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