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Sacred values: medieval archaeology and spiritual heritage

Gilchrist, R. (2020) Sacred values: medieval archaeology and spiritual heritage. In: Gilchrist, R. Sacred Heritage: Monastic Archaeology, Identities, Beliefs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-36. ISBN 9781108678087

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The introductory chapter frames medieval sacred heritage in a global context. The growing interest in sacred heritage is charted and its value is discussed in relation to economic, political, social and spiritual value, drawing on examples that demonstrate the multiple values of sacred heritage to both secular and faith communities. Finally, the theme of heritage value is linked to academic interpretations of the sacred in medieval archaeology, advocating a practice-based approach.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:88520
Additional Information:This is Chapter 1. The full book in which it is published, 'Sacred heritage: monastic archaeology, identities, beliefs', is referenced on CentAUR here http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/88141/ and can be downloaded here http://doi.org/10.1017/9781108678087
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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