IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 503: Church Dedications and the Cult of Saints in England, I

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Victoria County History / Department of History of Art, University of Leicester
Organisers:Chris Lewis, Victoria County History (Sussex), Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Moderator/Chair:Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Paper 503-aCult for Kings?: English Dedications of Peter and Paul
(Language: English)
Graham R. Jones, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 503-bRelics and the Dedication of Churches in Early Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy
Paper 503-cSt Pancras Dedications in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Chris Lewis, Victoria County History (Sussex), Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities
Abstract

Church dedications in early Anglo-Saxon England often have to be inferred from much later evidence, but they have untapped potential for illuminating some of the darker corners of the early Christian period. These papers draw on narrative sources, settlement studies, and archaeology to supplement information about individual church dedications and the wider geographical patterns which they show. Together they illuminate the significance of early dedications for understanding aspects of the society and the mentalities of the period.