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Ireland as a Biblical Eden: A Unified Vision of Landscape in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica?
conference contributionposted on 28.02.2020, 04:22 authored by Steve JoyceSteve Joyce
Literary and liturgical approaches to landscape in the early medieval West often speak to profound views on theological or ideological issues. Whether nature is good or bad; its law benevolent or barbaric? Whether domination of the environment is a divine stewardship or the beginnings of human pride? Whether Nature is a cruel mistress or a divine judge? These papers examine literary and aural landscapes from the early medieval West to shine more light on the deeper human questions at the heart of their creation.