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A Touchable God

Constance Classen

in The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that the cosmology of the Middle Ages was tactile. Heaven may have seemed to be all light and music and fragrance, but the primordial qualities of the universe were held to be the ... More


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