Why history? Bees in the medieval world

Why history? Bees in the medieval world
 
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Free

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Bee populations in the UK have been in decline over the last 40 years, particularly as a result of habitat loss, but the medieval world was teeming with bees. Bees themselves were considered a potent symbol of chastity in medieval Christianity, while in Islam, honey was believed to have spiritual and physical healing powers. A thriving and lucrative international trade in bee products, driven by these religious and cultural beliefs, encouraged beekeeping on a vast scale among landowners and peasants alike.

In this event, Alexandra Sapoznik explores the cultural and religious significance of bees in the medieval world, considering the impact of beekeeping on the environment and economy of the period and how we might think about the importance of bees in our lives today.

Speaker: Dr Alexandra Sapoznik, Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History, King's College London; former British Academy Small Research Grants award holder


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2021-10-28 18:00 2021-10-28 18:00 Europe/London Why history? Bees in the medieval world Alexandra Sapoznik explores the cultural and religious significance of bees in the medieval world. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/28/why-history-bees-in-the-medieval-world-277674 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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