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Mapping the Monstrous: Humanness in the Age of Discovery

Lynn T. Ramey

in Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060071
eISBN:
9780813050478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060071.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the “monstrous races” as seen on medieval maps. These were created to warn travelers not to go to certain areas. It is suggested that historical travelers were drawn to the ... More


When Purgatory Was a Place on Earth: The Purgatory Cave on The Red Lake in Ireland

Diana Walsh Pasulka

in Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780195382020
eISBN:
9780190206826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382020.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter utilizes sources such as medieval world maps, chronicles, and Irish bard poetry to reveal that a purgatory cave was a popular destination for medieval Europeans. The cave in Ireland was ... More


Mappae Mundi Medievalis

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mappae mundi of the middle ages carry meanings far beyond the conventional conceptions of mapping. The prime function of the medieval map was not to record exact geographical facts but to imitate ... More


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