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Italian History and Culture - a. 2008, n. 13
I luoghi del sacro. Il sacro e la città fra Medioevo ed Età Moderna

Mauro Pagliai, 2008

Curated by:

Fabrizio Ricciardelli

Pages: 280

Features: b/w ills, paperback

Size: 17X24

ISBN: 978-88-564-0039-7

Series:

Italian History and Culture

Sector:

DSU3 / Filosofia

DSU4 / Religione

L1 / Studi, storia della letteratura

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This volume collects the proceedings of the Conference of studios dedicated to I luoghi del Sacro organized by Georgetown University and by the Study of Italian History and Culture between 12 and 13 June 2006. On this occasion some scholars coming from various countries in Europe and USA, have discussed the relationship between the city and the sacred in the period between the Middle Age and early modern period and they have examined the sacred in all its forms, especially in connection with the ritual. The volume approaches the symbolic dimension of urban space and its inherent social, religious and political function, following the Italian geo-political context and by correlation of different situations to arrive at that so far neglected in favour of comparativism investigation of individual companies. This study analyzes the space as collective representation through which we give meaning to the ambient, consistency to a social order and validity to a system of values, by imposing a comparison with issues of methodological and epistemological nature, by creating appropriate means of interpretation.