Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism (New Middle Ages) (Hardcover)

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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 post-modern, 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.

About the Author


L. MICHAEL HARRINGTON is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Dallas, Texas, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781403966018
ISBN-10: 140396601X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 20th, 2004
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: New Middle Ages