The elements in the medieval world: interdisciplinary perspectives: water

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The thirteen essays and the final poem contained in this volume reflect the fundamental importance of water across the whole breadth of medieval endeavour and understanding, as both source of life, and object of scholarly fascination, whose manifestations were the source of rich symbolism and imaginings. Ranging geographically from Ireland to the Arab world and from Iceland to Byzantium and chronologically from the fourth century CE to the sixteenth, the essays explore perceptions and theories of water through a wide range of approaches.
Contributors are Michael Bintley, Tom Birkett, Laura Borghetti, Rafał Borysławski, Marilina Cesario, Colin Fitzpatrick Murtha, Marusca Francini, Kelly Grovier, Deborah Hayden, Simon Karstens, Andreas Lammer, David Livingstone, Luca Loschiavo, Hugh Magennis, François Quiviger, Elisa Ramazzina, and Karl Whittington.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages625
ISBN (Electronic)9789004696501
ISBN (Print)9789004548428
Publication statusAccepted - 15 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameElements, Nature, Environment: Multidisciplinary Perspectives from the Ancient to the Early Modern World
ISSN (Electronic)2950-0079

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