By Clare A. Lees, Gillian R. Overing
Medievalists have a lot to achieve from a thoroughgoing contemplation of position. If landscapes are home windows onto human job, they attach us with medieval humans, permitting us to invite questions on their senses of house and position. In a spot to think In Clare Lees and Ggillian Overing brings jointly students of medieval literature, archaeology, heritage, faith, artwork heritage, and environmental stories to discover the belief of position in medieval non secular tradition.
The essays in a spot to think In exhibit areas genuine and imagined, historical and glossy: Anglo-Saxon Northumbria (home of Whitby and BedeÂ’s monastery of Jarrow), Cistercian monasteries of overdue medieval Britain, pilgrimages of brain and soul in Margery Kempe, the ruins of Coventry Cathedral in 1940, and representations of the sacred panorama in todayÂ’s Pacific Northwest. A power of the gathering is its information of the truth that medieval and glossy viewpoints converge in an adventure of position and body a newly created area the place the literary, the old, and the cultural are in ongoing negotiation with the geographical, the private, and the cloth.
Featuring a individual array of students, a spot to think In may be of serious curiosity to students throughout medieval fields drawn to the interaction among medieval and sleek principles of position. members are Kenneth Addison, Sarah Beckwith, Stephanie Hollis, Stacy S. Klein, Fred Orton, Ann Marie Rasmussen, Diane Watt, Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley, Ulrike Wiethaus, and Ian wooden.
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Fell, ‘‘Two Enlarged Food-Vessels from How Hill, Thursby, and Notes on the Distribution of Food Vessels in Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands,’’ TCWAAS 67 (1967): 17–24. 30. I generally follow Austen’s explanation of the fort’s history, which revises that put forward by Richmond. See Paul S. Austen, Bewcastle and Old Penrith: A Roman Outpost Fort and a Frontier Vicus, Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Research Series, no. 6 (Kendal: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 1991), 41–50.
32 r a place to believe i n Image not available fig. 7 The Bewcastle monument, east side. ᭧ Department of Archaeology, University of Durham. Photo: T. Middlemass. at the b ewcastle monument r 33 Image not available fig. 8 The Bewcastle monument, south side. ᭧ Department of Archaeology, University of Durham. Photo: T. Middlemass. 34 r a place to believe i n exceptions, everyone who has attended to it has concentrated on its material form and ideological content. Indeed, until recently, most attention was paid to the latter, to the meaning of its elaborate carved decoration: John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei, Christ on the Beasts, a long runic inscription, and a representation of a secular aristocrat on its west face; an inhabited plant scroll on its east face; plant scrolls and interlace patterns on its north face; plant scrolls, interlace patterns, and a sundial on its south face.
A Place to Believe in: Locating Medieval Landscapes by Clare A. Lees, Gillian R. Overing