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
Bede and the Cosmos, Eoghan Aherne, 2020
Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things
Observation In the Margins, Katherine Park