IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1731: Ecclesiastical Literary and Visual Culture in Medieval England

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, Brepols
Organiser:Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Paper 1731-a'No shape at all'?: Analysing the Literary Scope of Medieval Chronicles and Annals
(Language: English)
Harriett Webster, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1731-bSergys and Singing Cakes: The Elevation of the Host and Its Visual Setting in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Allan Barton, St David's University Chapel, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1731-cAbbots and Aristocrats: Patronage at Hailes Abbey at the End of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The three papers in this session look at ecclesiastical culture in medieval England from three different angles. The first paper will use the Chronicon Anglicanum of Coggeshall Abbey and the ‘Dunstable Annals’ as a starting point to examine the literary devices utilised by annalists and chroniclers, exposing the layered identities of English monastic houses in the Middle Ages. Paper -b will look the at key medieval ceremonial development within the Mass, the elevation of the host, focusing on the way this ceremonial action related to and also shaped the visual and aesthetic landscape of the medieval church. And paper -c will explore the identity and motives of patrons at Hailes Abbey in the century before its suppression, with an especial focus on the insights this patronage affords into the religious life of the monastery.