IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 616: Cities within Cities: Cathedral Closes in Medieval Europe 1100-1500, II - Case Studies

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:David Lepine, Independent Scholar, Dartford
Moderator/Chair:Eduardo Carrero Santamaría, Departament de Ciències Històriques, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Paper 616-a'Theft, secret burial, animal grazing and frequent immorality': The Functions of English Cathedral Closes
(Language: English)
David Lepine, Independent Scholar, Dartford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 616-b'Caesar's Shield or Virgin's Girdle': Defending Medieval Lincoln
(Language: English)
David Stocker, Univeristy of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 616-cContaining the Lesser Clergy at Lichfield and York
(Language: English)
Nigel Tringham, Department of History, Keele University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

This session, the second of two on the presence of cathedral closes as cities within cities in later medieval Europe, uses three English case studies to explore in more detail some of the issues raised in the first session. They focus on: the wide range of functions in English closes; degrees of separation of closes from their cities, patterns of enclosure and the reasons for it at Lincoln; and patterns of subdivision in closes, cities within cities within cities, the provision of closes for the minor clergy at Lichfield and York.