IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1620: Medieval Texts in the Early Modern Era: Perception and Reception

Thursday 15 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Julia Crick, Department of History, University of Exeter
Sarah M. Hamilton, Department of History, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Sarah M. Hamilton, Department of History, University of Exeter
Paper 1620-aThe Norman Conquest of Virginia
(Language: English)
Bruce R. O'Brien, Department of History, Mary Washington College, Washington, DC
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1620-bMonuments of Empire?: Pre-Conquest Charters and Early Modern Readers
(Language: English)
Julia Crick, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1620-cA 14th-Century Sermon 'Founde out Hyd in a Wall': The Afterlife of a Medieval Text in Early Modern England
(Language: English)
Alexandra Walsham, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Lay Piety, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session interprets the theme ‘clash of cultures’ temporally, by taking a series of medieval texts and translating them to the early modern period, viewing their reception in cultural circumstances radically different from those in which they were originally produced. Bruce O’Brien considers the antiquarian interests of early colonists of Virginia; Julia Crick explores the evidence for the harnessing of pre-Conquest charters in political argument in post-Reformation England; Alexandra Walsham looks at the post-Reformation use of a much-printed sermon attributed to Thomas Wimbledon.