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, permitting us to invite questions on their senses of area and position. In A position to think In Clare Lees and Gillian Overing assemble students of medieval literature, archaeology, historical past, faith, artwork historical past, and environmental reports to discover the belief of position in medieval non secular culture.
The essays in A position to think In exhibit areas actual and imagined, historical and glossy: Anglo-Saxon Northumbria (home of Whitby and Bede’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 today’s Pacific Northwest.
A energy of the gathering is its information of the truth that medieval and sleek viewpoints converge in an event of position and body a newly created area the place the literary, the historic, and the cultural are in ongoing negotiation with the geographical, the non-public, and the cloth. that includes a distinct array of students, A position to think In could be of significant curiosity to students throughout medieval fields attracted to the interaction among medieval and glossy principles of position.
Contributors 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 Wood.
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