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Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages

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ISBN-10: 0521702550

ISBN-13: 9780521702553

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert Bartlett

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How did people of the medieval period explain physical phenomena, such as eclipses or the distribution of land and water on the globe? What creatures did they think they might encounter: angels, devils, witches, dogheaded people? This fascinating book explores the ways in which medieval people categorized the world, concentrating on the division between the natural and the supernatural and showing how the idea of the supernatural came to be invented in the Middle Ages. Robert Bartlett examines how theologians and others sought to draw lines between the natural, the miraculous, the marvelous and the monstrous, and the many conceptual problems they encountered as they did so. The final…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.70" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Boundaries of the Supernatural
"The Machine of This World": Ideas of the Physical Universe
Dogs and Dog-heads: The Inhabitants of the World
"The Secrets of Nature and Art": Roger Bacon's Opus maius
Bibliography of Works Cited
Index