IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 329: Little-Known Cistercian Scotland: Balmerino Abbey

Monday 9 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cîteaux: commentarii cistercienses, Pontigny
Organiser:Julie Kerr, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 329-aThe Balmerino Abbey Project
(Language: English)
Julie Kerr, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Local History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 329-bFounding St Edward's Abbey
(Language: English)
Matthew H. Hammond, School of Historical Studies, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Local History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 329-cThe Balmerino Estates: Land, Resource Management, and Environment, c. 1220-1600
(Language: English)
Richard Oram, Department of History, University of Stirling
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Monasticism, Religious Life

A great deal of what we think we know about Cistercian life, architecture, libraries, education, and administration is “received wisdom” that often penetrates the general body of knowledge and stays firmly lodged, even when newer information should have called it into question. Each of these papers will deconstruct one or more of these problems.