The Unorthodox Imagination in Late Medieval Britain

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The unorthodox imagination in late medieval Britain explores how medieval people responded to images, stories, beliefs and practices which were at odds with the normative world view, from the heretical and subversive to the marvellous and exotic. The chapter by Jean-Claude Schmitt examines why some unorthodox images were viewed as provocative and threatening and explores how successfully ecclesiastical authorities contained their impact. The power of unorthodoxy to provoke wonder, scepticism or disapproval provides an ...

The Unorthodox Imagination in Late Medieval Britain 2011, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719078354

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