IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1207: Medieval Objects in Recusant Practice and Preservation

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Virginia C. Raguin, Department of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
Moderator/Chair:Virginia C. Raguin, Department of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
Paper 1207-aEnglish Medieval Mystery Plays in Recusant Practice and Preservation
(Language: English)
Gail McMurray Gibson, Department of English, Davidson College, North Carolina
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 1207-bMedieval Devotional Manuscripts in Recusant Practice and Preservation
(Language: English)
Janet Graffius, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1207-cEnglish Benedictines: Collectors and Historians
(Language: English)
Aidan Bellenger, Downside Abbey, Bath
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

During this time of suppression, 1536 to 1839, Catholics were instrumental in keeping books, metalwork, textiles, paintings, stained glass, and statuary hidden from Protestant iconoclastic attacks and in acquiring clandestinely objects of piety from abroad or commissioned locally. Works such as the Book of Margery Kempe and the Towneley Cycle of plays, as well as almost all English textile and metalwork have survived from the Middle Ages as the result of this process. This session will explore the role of Catholics in preserving the Middle Ages and in advocating its rediscovery.