Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism

Palgrave-Macmillan (2004)

Michael Harrington
Duquesne University
The twentieth century discovered the concept of sacred place largely through the work of Martin Heidegger and Mircea Eliade. Their writings on sacred place respond to the modern manipulation of nature and secularization of space, and so may seem distinctively postmodern, but their work has an important and unacknowledged precedent in the Neoplatonism of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism traces the appearance and development of sacred place in the writings of Neoplatonists from the third to ninth centuries, and sets them in the context of present-day debates over place and the sacred.
Keywords Place (Philosophy  Sacred space  Neoplatonism  Philosophy, Medieval
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Call number B105.P53.H37 2004
ISBN(s) 140396601X  
DOI 10.1017/S0038713400011623
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