IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 322: Rouen II: Buildings, Movement and Penitence in the City

Monday 9 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for Antiquity & the Middle Ages, University of Southampton
Organisers:Elma Brenner, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Moderator/Chair:David Bates, School of History, University of East Anglia / Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Paper 322-aRouen and its Place in the Building Policy of the Angevin Kings
(Language: English)
Fanny Madeline, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Architecture - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 322-bThrough the City Streets: Movement and Space in Rouen
(Language: English)
Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 322-cPublic Penitence in Medieval Rouen
(Language: English)
Christopher Hodkinson, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Music
Abstract

The three papers in this session examine the use of city space in medieval Rouen including the built environment. The sources used are varied and encompass the political, social, cultural and ecclesiastical aspects of life in a medieval city. The speakers seek to determine not only how people negotiated city space, but also how it was imagined. The three papers take into account the importance of the city in the spatial organisation of empire and of power; the use of space for processions focusing on the Rouen cathedral liturgy; and movement through the city more generally. The fluidity of spatial practice is stressed as well as how the use of space changed through time and according to circumstance.