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Landscape, Nature, and the Sacred in Byzantium (Hardcover) (Veronica della Dora)

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"Nature is as much an idea as a physical reality. By 'placing' nature within Byzantine culture and within the discourse of Orthodox Christian thought and practice, Landscape, Nature and the Sacred in Byzantium explores attitudes towards creation that areutterly and fascinatingly different from the modern. Drawing on Patristic writing and on Byzantine literature and art, the book develops a fresh conceptual framework for approaching Byzantine perceptions of space and the environment. It takes readers on an imaginary flight over the Earth and its varied topographies of gardens and wilderness, mountains and caves, rivers and seas, and invites them to shift from the linear time of history to the cyclical time and spaces of the sacred - the time and spaces of eternal returns and revelations"--
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Civilization
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Veronica della Dora
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2016
TCIN: 50774633
UPC: 9781107139091
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-8383
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