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Furnishing the Soul: Medieval Maps. Mediation, and Metaphor presented by Dan Terkla, IWU Professor of English

Wednesday, April 9
Starts at 12:10 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Furnishing the Soul:  Medieval Maps. Mediation, and Metaphor presented by Dan Terkla, IWU Professor of English

Prof. Dan Terkla provides a new context in which to think about how some world maps from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were used. He argues that these maps worked in concert with the architectural layouts and furnishings of Gothic churches—especially tabulae, painted and lettered informational tablets—to guide visitors through the terrestrial realm while pointing them toward its celestial counterpart.

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