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Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Simultaneously real and unreal, the dead are people, yet they are not. The society of medieval Europe developed a rich set of imaginative traditions about death and the afterlife, using the dead as a ... More


Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Christopher R. Fee

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings—those of flesh as well as those of myth—for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, ... More


Contemporary Paganism

Manon Hedenborg-White

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides an overview of contemporary Paganism. It begins by discussing definitions of Paganism and some of its essential characteristics, and proceeds to highlight some of the cultural ... More


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