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2 edition of medieval underworld. found in the catalog.

medieval underworld.

Andrew McCall

medieval underworld.

by Andrew McCall

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Published by Dorset Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Hamish Hamilton, 1979.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13855282M

Some descent to Hell narratives, listed by historical period. Terms for Descent to the Underworld: nekyia, katabasis Homer, The Odyssey, b Odysseus greets souls from the 'pit' of the underworld and gets news of his future; this is the 'original' nekyia. Medieval Literature.   We know this improbable bit of information because burglars were members of a loose fraternity of rogues, vagabonds, wandering poets and outright criminals who made up Islam’s medieval underworld. This broad group was known collectively as the Banu Sasan, and for half a dozen centuries its members might be encountered anywhere from Umayyad.

The Medieval Underworld by McCALL, Andrew and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In medieval times there existed an insistence on conformity which bordered on the obsessive. This colourful account explores those times from the viewpoint of the men and women who were seen to be on the margins of society - who either would not, or could.

While especially recommended for community, college, and university library Ancient/Classic/Medieval literature collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Journeys to the Underworld and Heavenly Realm in Ancient and Medieval. Medieval Religion and its Anxieties various aspects of the medieval underworld, and the quest for salvation illuminate lesser known dimensions of religion in the Middle Ages. Several themes run throughout the book including visual culture, heresy and heretics, law and legal procedure, along with sexuality and an awareness of mentalities and.


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This broad group was known collectively as the Banu Sasan, The book contains sections dealing with rogues and vagabonds–members of the Banu Sasan. The book ends with some conclusions (), chapter notes, a short bibliography and the index.

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The word has cognates in all branches of the Germanic languages, including Old Norse hel (which refers to both a location and goddess-like being in Norse mythology), Old Frisian helle, Old Saxon hellia, Old High.

Concepts of heaven and hell are among the oldest, most widespread religious beliefs in history. In Western literature, they are frequently embedded in stories of underworld explorations and celestial journeys—stories examining the nature of the universe, life on earth and the existence of the gods.

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Indeed, in the Middle Ages, the book becomes an attribute of God. Every stage in the creation of a medieval book required intensive labor, sometimes involving the collaboration of entire workshops. Parchment for the pages had to be made from the dried hides of animals, cut to size and sewn into quires; inks had to be mixed, pens prepared, and.

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