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By Clare A. Lees, Gillian R. Overing

Medievalists have a lot to realize from a thoroughgoing contemplation of position. If landscapes are home windows onto human task, they attach us with medieval humans, permitting us to invite questions on their senses of area and position. In a spot to think In Clare Lees and Ggillian Overing brings jointly students of medieval literature, archaeology, background, faith, paintings historical past, and environmental experiences to discover the belief of position in medieval spiritual tradition.

The essays in a spot to think In display locations actual and imagined, historical and glossy: Anglo-Saxon Northumbria (home of Whitby and BedeÂ’s monastery of Jarrow), Cistercian monasteries of past due medieval Britain, pilgrimages of brain and soul in Margery Kempe, the ruins of Coventry Cathedral in 1940, and representations of the sacred panorama in todayÂ’s Pacific Northwest. A energy of the gathering is its know-how of the truth that medieval and sleek viewpoints converge in an adventure of position and body a newly created house the place the literary, the historic, and the cultural are in ongoing negotiation with the geographical, the private, and the cloth.

Featuring a special array of students, a spot to think In could be of serious curiosity to students throughout medieval fields attracted to the interaction among medieval and sleek principles of position. individuals are Kenneth Addison, Sarah Beckwith, Stephanie Hollis, Stacy S. Klein, Fred Orton, Ann Marie Rasmussen, Diane Watt, Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley, Ulrike Wiethaus, and Ian wooden.

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Breeze and Dobson, Hadrian’s Wall, 26, 33, 46. 33. , Hadrian’s Wall, 15. 34. The first-century fort at High Rochester/Bremenium, close to the line of Dere Street—the eastern trunk road north and the principal invasion route into Scotland—was abandoned until the building of the Antonine Wall. After the Antonine Wall was abandoned, it became an outpost fort for Hadrian’s Wall. , Hadrian’s Wall, 181. Little is known of the fort at Risingham/Habitancum; it may have come into being in the first century.

J. Dobson (Exeter: Exeter University Press, 1991), 7. 42. Austen, Bewcastle and Old Penrith, 5, fig. 2; D. J. A. Taylor and J. A.

7 The Bewcastle monument, east side. ᭧ Department of Archaeology, University of Durham. Photo: T. Middlemass. at the b ewcastle monument r 33 Image not available fig. 8 The Bewcastle monument, south side. ᭧ Department of Archaeology, University of Durham. Photo: T. Middlemass. 34 r a place to believe i n exceptions, everyone who has attended to it has concentrated on its material form and ideological content. Indeed, until recently, most attention was paid to the latter, to the meaning of its elaborate carved decoration: John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei, Christ on the Beasts, a long runic inscription, and a representation of a secular aristocrat on its west face; an inhabited plant scroll on its east face; plant scrolls and interlace patterns on its north face; plant scrolls, interlace patterns, and a sundial on its south face.

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