Mediality in the Middle Ages

  • Arc Humanities Press
  • 2019
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 336
  • eng
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9781641890762

In medieval culture, media forms were placesof mediated immediacy. They transported apresence of the divine, but also knowledge ofits unattainability. This volume investigates the multi-layered and fascinatingapproaches of medieval authors to the wordand writing, the body and materiality, andtheir experimentation with the possibilitiesof media before the concept was invented.The book presents, for the first time, acoherent, tightly argued history of medievalmediality, which also casts a new light onmodern thinking about the medial.