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Open Access Portée symbolique de l'au-delà dans la Visio Thurkilli

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La Visio Thurkilli, si l'on observe le tableau chronologique des récits de visions établi par Peter Dinzelbacher, apparaît comme la dernière des grandes visions médiévales de l'au-delà avant la prolifération massive des exempla. Si ce genre littéraire ancien qu'est le voyage dans l'au-delà, dont les racines plongent dans l'antiquité grecque et mésopotamienne, n'a cessé d'évoluer, il a atteint son apogée au XIIe siècle avec la mise par écrit de récits longs et détaillés comme la Visio Tnugdali en 1149, le Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii vers 1180-1184, la Visio monachi de Eynsham vers 1197-1200, et enfin la Visio Thurkilli vers 1206-1218.
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Publication date: January 1, 2014

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  • Until a short time ago, in German speaking countries there has neither been a periodical dealing primarly with interdisciplinary research of the Middle Ages, nor has there been a forum for regular publications in other languages. Wishing to close this gap, the journal «Mediaevistik» therefore pursues two aims: 1. To publish research methods and results which deal with studies within the different categories of the Middle Ages as a subject, and 2. to offer a forum for studies in all other important European languages and thus stressing and furthering the internationality of this particular field of research. The time frame is approx. the 8th to the 16th century, corresponding with the geographical boundaries of Latin Christianity in the High Middle Ages.

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