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Sacred heritage: monastic archaeology, identities, beliefs

Gilchrist, R. ORCID: (2020) Sacred heritage: monastic archaeology, identities, beliefs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp256. ISBN 9781108678087

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This book critically evaluates the concept of sacred heritage. Drawing on global perspectives from heritage studies, archaeology, museology, anthropology and architectural history, Gilchrist examines the multiple values of medieval Christian heritage. She investigates monastic archaeology through the lens of the material study of religion and reveals the sensory experience of religion through case studies including Glastonbury Abbey and Scottish monasticism. Her work offers new insights into medieval identity and regional distinctiveness, healing and magic, and memory practices in the sacred landscape. It also reflects on the significance of medieval sacred landscapes as contested heritage sites which hold diverse meanings to contemporary groups. This title is available Open Access.

Item Type:Book
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:88141
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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