Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval by A. Siewers
By A. Siewers
Unusual attractiveness brings the constructing self-discipline of environmental literary feedback to endure on narratives of nature and the Otherworld from early cultures round the Irish Sea. Reflecting on an Otherworld linked to human event, Siewers makes use of texts resembling the Ulster Cycle and the Mabinogi to narrate perspectives of nature, symbolism and language. This e-book uncovers early syntheses of Christian and indigenous Insular cultures which convey an integration of the religious and actual landscapes which are marginalized in later medieval suggestion. unusual good looks opens a window on exact replacement perspectives of the relation of tradition to nature nonetheless proper this present day.
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Thompson argues that the ecosystem or ecological region, not the organism, is the basic unit of evolution, an idea with resonance in Eriugena’s theophanic anthropology, which defi nes the human by its participation in a larger context of nature. 1057/9780230100527 - Strange Beauty, Alfred K. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-11 24 25 can contribute to richer mental experience of and neural development in physical encounters with the earth and other beings.
Subsequent Western culture distinguished sharply between nature as cognitively understood essence and nature as experienced physical environment. But religious scholar Douglas Burton-Christie observes how an early medieval “monasticizing” of landscape, including the overlapping networks mentioned earlier, involved no clear privileging in ascetic praxis of “either the unlettered or the philosophically sophisticated,” the “natural” or the cultural in effect. ”96 That emphasis extended to inclusion of native traditions in law and literature in early medieval Christian literatures around the Irish Sea, and the hybridizing of them with biblical and classical textuality.
This accompanied a conceptual objectification of nature, which in effect became constructed as a simulacrum for human cognition to read. ”89 The earlier sense of self and desire shaping the Irish Sea cultural contexts of the Otherworld had involved a different sense of body, physicality, and ritual. 93 It was objectified and drawn into binaries of subjective versus objective experience that had not existed earlier to the same degree. A transformative role of the priest became prominent vis-à-vis the epiclesis of the Holy Spirit in the ritual.