Beliefs In The Early Medieval Period (with Dr Eoghan Aherne)

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Dr Eoghan Aherne visits the cabin to talk about the early medieval period, and some things we might believe about it that might not be true! Topics include:

-modern myths about the medieval period

-were medieval people particularly credulous?

-a medieval flat Earth?

-classical ideas during the medieval period: the four elements

-the scientific revolution as continuity rather than revolution

-the importance of miracles and the Irish saints

-the distinction between ‘natural’ and ‘supernatural’

-Religious relics in Ireland

-Belief in the Devil, demons and possession

-St Colmcille and the Loch Ness Monster

-Pagan gods as demons

Buy Me A Coffee

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wideatlantic

Bede and the Cosmos, Eoghan Aherne, 2020

https://www.routledge.com/Bede-and-the-Cosmos-Theology-and-Nature-in-the-Eighth-Century/Ahern/p/book/9781138365438

Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things

Robert Bartlett

https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691169682/why-can-the-dead-do-such-great-things

Observation In the Margins, Katherine Park

https://www.academia.edu/7785602/_Observation_in_the_Margins_500_1500_in_Lorraine_Daston_and_Elizabeth_Lunbeck_eds_Histories_of_Observation_Chicago_University_of_Chicago_Press_2011_15_44