Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism

  • Authors
  • L.Ā MichaelĀ Harrington

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. L. Michael Harrington
    Pages 15-49
  3. L. Michael Harrington
    Pages 51-88
  4. L. Michael Harrington
    Pages 89-123
  5. L. Michael Harrington
    Pages 125-164
  6. L. Michael Harrington
    Pages 165-199
  7. L. Michael Harrington
    Pages 201-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-240

About this book


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.


history Middle Ages Plato space

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