IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1101: The Gallows, Hell and God's High Seat: Judgement in Anglo-Saxon England

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Victoria Whitworth, Department of English, Trinity & All Saints, University of Leeds
Paper 1101-aNew Evidence for Judicial Organisation in Early England and its Implications
(Language: English)
Andrew Reynolds, Department of Archaeology, King Alfred's College, Winchester
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Law
Paper 1101-bAspects of the Judicial Process in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Illumination
(Language: English)
Sarah Semple, St Cross College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1101-cFacing the Final Judge in Bodley Laud Misc. 482
(Language: English)
Victoria Whitworth, Department of English, Trinity & All Saints, University of Leeds
Index terms: Canon Law, Language and Literature - Old English, Law, Religious Life
Abstract

This session tackles issues of law and judgement from three angles. Reynold’s paper looks at the origin and location of execution cemeteries from the 7th and 8th centuries. Semple focuses on the way Hell was imagined in the Harley Psallter. Thompson analyses the expression of the contractual salvific relationship between priest and parishioner in an 11th-century penitential context.