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By Keith D. Lilley

ISBN-10: 1861894414

ISBN-13: 9781861894410

urban and Cosmos is an exploration of what ‘the urban' represented within the medieval mind's eye. Keith D. Lilley indicates that, to the medieval brain, the town was once now not simply a ‘collection of houses’, it used to be an concept wealthy in Christian symbolism and cosmological meaning.
Drawing upon unique debts, illustrations and maps from throughout medieval Europe, and on technological know-how, faith, paintings, literature, drama and structure of the Latin West, urban and Cosmos bargains an leading edge interpretation of the way medieval Christians observed their city worlds. Linking jointly textual and visible facts, it examines how town was once understood at the same time as a ‘body’ writ huge and as a scaled-down model of the cosmos, every one sharing universal spatial kinds and practical ordering.
Crossing conventional topic barriers, urban and Cosmos will entice quite a lot of medievalists operating in historical past, archaeology, philology, philosophy and theology. it's going to additionally support scholars of structure, city making plans, artwork historical past and human geography to re-examine the fabric and imagined different types of eu cities and towns. the belief it propounds – that towns have deep that means within the human mind's eye – also will provide the booklet vast attract these attracted to urbanism and concrete life.

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