IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 126: White Canons of Brittany and Lincolnshire

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project / Anciennes Abbayes de Bretagne
Organiser:Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Moderator/Chair:Alisdair Dobie, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
Paper 126-aThe Legendary Insular Origins of Notre-Dame de Beauport Abbey
(Language: English)
Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 126-bLiturgical Furnishings and the Premonstratensian Order at the Notre-Dame de Beauport Abbey
(Language: English)
Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Institute of Communication, Culture & Information Technology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy
Paper 126-cThe 14th-Century Extent and Inquisition of the Alien Priory of Ravendale: What Do They Mean in Relative and Modern Terms?
(Language: English)
Kenneth Paul Evans, School of Administrative Studies, Atkinson College, York University, Ontario
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - General, Local History
Abstract

This session explores various aspects of the history of the only Premonstratensian foundation in Brittany and of its Lincolnshire priory, Ravendale. Paper A discusses the connections of the abbey with earlier island foundations, either eremitical or Augustinian. Paper B examines the range of liturgical artifacts that once belonged to Beauport Abbey, using evidence from a 17th century inventory combined with previous scholarship, to reconstruct, within a liturgical framework, the artistic wealth of the abbey. Paper C describes and analyzes a 1379 extent and a 1387 inquisition of Ravendale and compares them with other extents and inquisitions of alien priories in modern terms using current accounting practices.