The Strait Gate: Thresholds and Power in Western History
Released! 09/22/2015
The Strait Gate: Thresholds and Power in Western History
by Daniel Jütte (Jutte)
Hardcover

Exploring a chapter not yet probed in the cultural history of the West, The Strait Gate demonstrates how doors, gates, and related technologies such as the key and the lock have shaped the way we perceive and navigate the domestic and urban spaces that surround us in our everyday lives. Jütte reveals how doors have served as sites of power, exclusion, and inclusion—and, by extension, as metaphors for salvation—in the course of Western history.
 
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