Strategies of Sanity and Survival: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters in the Middle Ages
It is an unusual book in many respects. It is a specific study based on original and in most cases unedited sources, but it can also be read as a general introduction. It crosses boundaries between different fields of learning and traditionally accepted time periods of history. Even if it is essentially a book on medieval man, it stretches far beyond the middle ages as conventionally understood. The final chapter traces the slow disappearance of the medieval mentality until the early nineteenth century.
Keywordsnatural disasters; middle ages; black death; catastrophes; explaining; christianity; God; Rogation days; Sermon
PublisherFinnish Literature Society / SKS
Publication date and placeHelsinki, Finland, 2002
SeriesStudia Fennica Historica, 2
History of religion