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The World
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The traditional medieval interpretation of the world involved a set of binary oppositions: the finite reality of our earthly life in time and space (saeculum), set against the eternal life promised by God; and secondly, the …

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Martin Kintzinger, “The World”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033841>
First published online: 2016



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