Session728
TitleExploring 'Boundaries' of Medieval English Monasteries
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorJournal of Medieval Monastic Studies
 
OrganiserJanet Burton, Institute of Humanities & Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
 
Moderator/ChairJanet Burton, Institute of Humanities & Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
 
Paper 728-a A Landscape of the Past: Monastic Memory and the Vernacular Addition to the Book of Nunnaminster
(Language: English)
Kate Falardeau, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 728-b Interflores, or Merton's Meandering Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Katie Hawks, Institute of Education & Humanities, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Index Terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism; Religious Life
Paper 728-c The Evolution of a Cistercian Monastic Boundary: The 'Close' at Kirkstead, Lincolnshire, 1139-1299
(Language: English)
Kathryn Dutton, School of History, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Architecture - Religious; Monasticism
 
AbstractThe three papers in this session explore different tyes of 'boundaries' in the context of medieval English monasteris. Paper 1 focuses on the 10th-century vernacular addition on fol. 40v of the Book of Nunnaminster, which not only describes the land borders of the nunnery, but also articulates communal identity in a period of flux associated with the so-called Benedictine reform. Paper 2 is dedicated to Merton Priory. During the later 13th century this monastery produced a set of annals and acquired a copy of the Flores Historiarum. Both works have complex histories and show the lack of borders in the transmission of manuscripts. The third paper presents some of the results of current historical and archaeological research undertaken as part of the AHRC funded project 'Sacred Landscapes of Medieval Monasteries'.