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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1239: Everyday Life in Religious Houses of Normandy and Brittany

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project
Organiser:Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Paper 1239-aRéflexion sur les besoins de stockage et la circulation des denrées dans les abbayes cisterciennes normandes, XIIe-XIVe siècle
(Language: Français)
Jean-Baptiste Vincent, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques et Historiques Médiévales (UMR 6273), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie / Groupe de Recherche d'Histoire, Université de Rouen Normandie
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1239-bThe Last Will and Testament of Guillaume Le Borgne, Sénéchal of Goëlo (1225)
(Language: English)
Kenneth Paul Evans, School of Administrative Studies, York University, Ontario
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Economics - General, Local History
Paper 1239-cEating and Drinking at Beauport and Bégard, 13th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Claude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Monasticism, Religious Life

This session will focus on aspects of everyday life in abbeys of Normandy (paper -a) and Brittany (papers -b and -c) and in surrounding areas. Paper -a will study storage practices and food exchanges between Cistercian abbeys as they are revealed by a study of their sites. Paper -b will concentrate on the will of a wealthy ducal officer. The gifts that he granted to various religious houses and churches dedicated to Breton saints help reconstruct the local history of present-day Côtes d'Armor and give an account of lending practices of the time. Paper -c will analyze the 1288 charter stating the terms of the canons' pittance at Beauport - the only Premonstratensian abbey in Brittany - and a 1427 corrody from the Cistercian abbey of Bégard which gives a number of details about food practices in late Medieval Tregor.