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I. History of Religion, Church History – II. Art History – III. Church Law

I. History of Religion, Church History

Bells are used in several contexts and with a number of meanings. Their jingling and ringing wards off harmful influences: on the harnesses and collars of animals and children, the garments of priests and shamans, doors of houses and roofs, from the church tower during storms, and in the performan…

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Kraatz, Martin, Niemann, Hartwig A. W. and Heckel, Christian, “Bells”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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