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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1139: The Cistercian Abbey of Rievaulx

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Harrison, Ryedale Archaeology Services, Pickering
Paper 1139-aGuarding Sacred Treasures: The Sacristy and Strong Rooms of Rievaulx Abbey
(Language: English)
Lesley Milner, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Decorative Arts, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1139-b‘This house is a holy place': Rievaulx Abbey - People and Piety, c. 1300-1538
(Language: English)
Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Hagiography, Liturgy, Monasticism
Paper 1139-cThe Rievaulx Abbey Collections
(Language: English)
Susan Harrison, Helmsley Archaeological Store, English Heritage
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Local History, Monasticism, Religious Life

This session is devoted to new research on several aspects of the great Yorkshire abbey of Rievaulx: an examination of the treasury and its storage; how religious life and liturgy in the late Middle Ages affected architectural design; and what information the Rievaulx Abbey collections reveal about the people and workings of the medieval monastery and the process of the Dissolution.