IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1202: Shaping Their Worlds: Abbots and Nobles Managing the Environment in Northern Europe

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Texas Medieval Association
Organiser:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History & Political Science, West Texas A&M University
Paper 1202-aShaping a New Abbey while Shaping an Urban Environment: St Etienne of Caen
(Language: English)
Priscilla D. Watkins, Independent Scholar, Houston
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Urban, Monasticism, Technology
Paper 1202-bMirror Images: Nobles and Clergy who Emulated Royal Resource Management
(Language: English)
Dolores Jørgensen, University of Virginia / Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Epigraphy, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1202-cNorman Churches in the Signory of Gower
(Language: English)
Susan Christine Graham, School of English, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life

This session will focus on 11th and 12th century efforts by both Abbots and nobles to shape and manage the environment, including the restructuring of cities by building canals and rechanneling rivers, to building and managing watermills and fishing grounds connected to them, to managing the resources and forests and woodlands to preserve and maintain their productivity and usefulness and avoid destructive exploitation.