New PDF release: A Place to Believe in: Locating Medieval Landscapes

By Clare A. Lees, Gillian R. Overing

ISBN-10: 0271028602

ISBN-13: 9780271028606

Medievalists have a lot to realize from a thoroughgoing contemplation of position. If landscapes are home windows onto human task, they attach us with medieval humans, allowing us to invite questions about their senses of area and position. In a spot to think In Clare Lees and Ggillian Overing brings jointly students of medieval literature, archaeology, historical past, faith, paintings background, and environmental reports to discover the belief of position in medieval spiritual tradition.

The essays in a spot to think In exhibit locations genuine and imagined, old and smooth: 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 know-how of the truth that medieval and smooth viewpoints converge in an adventure of position and body a newly created house the place the literary, the old, and the cultural are in ongoing negotiation with the geographical, the non-public, and the fabric.

Featuring a exclusive array of students, a spot to think In should be of significant curiosity to students throughout medieval fields drawn to the interaction among medieval and smooth principles of position. individuals 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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This sandy influx decreased in Upper Border Group times and coalforming vegetation became periodically established in swamp environments. There followed a reversion to marine sedimentation represented by the Liddesdale Group and the Millstone Grit Series. During this time the sea extended southwards across the Alston Block and also breached the Southern Uplands Massif to the north. This marine phase, like that of the Lower Border Group times, ended with an influx of sand from the north-east as represented by the thick sandstones at the top of the Millstone Grit and base of the Coal Measures.

As well as being a powerful sign of Rome’s presence and power, Hadrian’s Wall would have hindered large-scale direct attacks on Britain and prevented petty raiding. It also allowed the army to supervise and control the smallscale movement of people across and along the frontier, and it encouraged the peaceful development of economic and social relations up to and beyond it. Moreover, it could protect, if necessary, the vital east-west line of communication that preexisted it, the road that connected Corbridge/Coria and Carlisle/Luguvalium—the Stanegate.

Alan Thacker, ‘‘Membra Disjecta: The Division of the Body and the Diffusion of the Cult,’’ in Oswald, ed. Stancliffe and Cambridge, 97–127, at 101. 22 r a place to believe i n region. 47 The relics of the saintly Oswald mark the landscape in various ways, evoking community and defining the extent of regional influence and Northumbrian identity. But the intersection of place and belief is also an individual locus. It begs the questions, once more, of which Northumbrian we are evoking and of how the experience of place might be mediated by myriad social, religious, and gender differences.

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