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Ireland as a Biblical Eden: A Unified Vision of Landscape in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica?

conference contribution
posted on 28.02.2020, 04:22 by Steve 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.