The Edges of the Medieval World

The Edges of the Medieval World

by Gerhard Jaritz, Juhan Kreem
     
 

In the Middles Ages, the edges of someone's world could carry various meanings and represent different things. They might, on the onehand, have been situated in far-away regions, mainly in the north and east, lands most often only known from hearsay and inhabited by strange beings: humans who had their faces on their chest, did not have a mouth, or had the

Overview

In the Middles Ages, the edges of someone's world could carry various meanings and represent different things. They might, on the onehand, have been situated in far-away regions, mainly in the north and east, lands most often only known from hearsay and inhabited by strange beings: humans who had their faces on their chest, did not have a mouth, or had the heads of dogs. On the other hand, the edges of an individual's world could also just mean the borders of the community they lived in, borders that they may not have had a chance to cross their whole lives long.

These varieties of the edges of the medieval world were the topic of an international workshop held on the Estonian island of Muhu-itself a place that could easily be associated with the topic of this meeting-in 2006. Specialists from eight European countries offer their insightful ideas and particular perspectives on the different edges of the medieval world and contribute to a discussion that is rapidly gaining importance for Medieval Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789639776456
Publisher:
Central European University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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