Inside the Medieval Mind
One of the world’s leading authorities in the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett of the University of San Andrés, investigates the intellectual landscape of the Middle Ages.
In the first program of knowledge that explores how medieval man understood the world – as a place of mystery, charm. The world was a book written by God. But in the Middle Ages came to an end, became a place that must be mastered, even exploited.
In sex, we discover the remarkable evidence of the complex passions of medieval men and women. The Church preached hatred of the body, promotes the cult of female virginity and condemned as the heir to the sin of Eve. However, this was the era that gave birth to the idea of romantic love or the “polite”.
The belief in the supernatural is in the spotlight. The medieval dead shared the world with the living: the cult of saints, the encounters with the dead, and visions of another world were seen as a test of a two-way traffic between this world and the next.
In the final program, the Power, Professor Bartlett lays bare the brutal framework of the medieval class system. Inequality was the natural order: the life of the servants was much better than those of animals, while the code of the knight of chivalry was based more on the solidarity of caste morality. The kind that have determined who you were born.
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