IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 727: Commemoration in the City and beyond

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Church Monuments Society
Organiser:Philip J. Lankester, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Phillip G. Lindley, Department of History of Art, University of Leicester
Paper 727-aThe Rise of the Third Estate: The Commemoration of Civilians in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Nigel E. Saul, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Genealogy and Prosopography, Lay Piety
Paper 727-bA Friary and its Monuments: The Crouched Friars, London
(Language: English)
Christian Steer, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 727-cThe Survival Rate of Urban Monuments: The Evidence of Purbeck Marble Cross Slabs
(Language: English)
Brian C. Gittos, Church Monuments Society, Yeovil
Moira J. Gittos, Church Monuments Society, Yeovil
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Art History - General

The papers in this session will offer three different approaches to the study of funerary monuments. Christian Steer will reconstruct the lost commemorative landscape of a city church, using documentary sources. Nigel Saul will examine the evolution of a particular class of monument in relation to a specific strata of society, using the evidence of both surviving monuments and historical sources. In a more archaeological approach Brian and Moira Gittos will use evidence from an extensive fieldwork survey of one class of monument to examine and comment on the relative survival rates in urban and rural areas.