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Religion and Money in the Middle Ages

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The series explores the connections between two of the most dominant aspects of medieval society and culture: religion and money. Both are ubiquitous throughout the Middle Ages, and both are expressed through a wide variety of media, from the textual to the material. In this light, the series recognises the importance of multi-disciplinary perspectives, and welcomes joint as well as individual authorship and editorship. All disciplinary perspectives are welcome, particularly from archaeology, history (social, ecclesiastical, intellectual and economic), theology, anthropology and numismatics. The series operates with a broad chronological range, in western European terms from late Antiquity to the Reformation. While the geographical and cultural focus lies in western Christendom, the series will be open to cross-cultural comparative studies, and to treatments of money and religion in all religious communities in the period, within Christendom and without.

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The Thirty Pieces of Silver Coin Relics in Medieval and Modern Europe

The Thirty Pieces of Silver: Coin Relics in Medieval and Modern Europe

1st Edition

By Lucia Travaini
September 25, 2023

The Thirty Pieces of Silver: Coin Relics in Medieval and Modern Europe discusses many interconnected topics relating to the most perfidious monetary transaction in history: the betrayal of Jesus by Judas for thirty pieces of silver. According to medieval legend, these coins had existed since the ...

Coins in Churches Archaeology, Money and Religious Devotion in Medieval Northern Europe

Coins in Churches: Archaeology, Money and Religious Devotion in Medieval Northern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Svein H. Gullbekk, Christoph Kilger, Steinar Kristensen, Håkon Roland
January 09, 2023

This book focuses on the formative period of Church reform in the Middle Ages in Northern Europe, when the Church paved the way for the development of money economy on its own doorstep. Church archaeology provides evidence for patterns of monetary use related to liturgy, church architecture and ...

Money and the Church in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200 Practice, Morality and Thought

Money and the Church in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200: Practice, Morality and Thought

1st Edition

By Giles E. M. Gasper, Svein H. Gullbekk
June 30, 2020

Bringing together essays from experts in a variety of disciplines, this collection explores two of the most important facets of life within the medieval Europe: money and the church. By focusing on the interactions between these subjects, the volume addresses four key themes. Firstly it offers new ...

Divina Moneta Coins in Religion and Ritual

Divina Moneta: Coins in Religion and Ritual

1st Edition

Edited By Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, Gitte Tarnow Ingvardson
November 21, 2017

This edited collection analyses the phenomenon of coin use for religious and ritual purposes in different cultures and across different periods of time. It proposes an engagement with the theory and interpretation of the ‘material turn’ with numismatic evidence, and an evidence-based series of ...

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