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Religious Ties

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the sense of British and Irish Christians that they belonged to a wider European Christian community — based either on broad conceptions of Christian unity or on narrower ... More


Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Leprosy has afflicted humans for thousands of years. It wasn't until the twelfth century, however, that the dreaded disease entered the collective psyche of Western society, thanks to a frightening ... More


The Latin Mathematics of Medieval Europe

Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Immo Warntjes, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

Victor J. Katz (ed.)

in Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691156859
eISBN:
9781400883202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter is about the mathematics that developed in Latin Catholic Europe, circa 800–1480. During this time, the quadrivium, a term which referred to the four subjects—arithmetic, geometry, ... More


Excerpt from “St Besse: A Study of an Alpine Cult”

Robert Hertz

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The works of French sociologist Robert Hertz (1881–1915) are now staple readings in general anthropology. This study of the cult of a saint in the Italian Alps is lesser known than Hertz’s celebrated ... More


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