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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 job, they attach us with medieval humans, allowing us to invite questions about their senses of area and position. In a spot to think In Clare Lees and Ggillian Overing brings jointly students of medieval literature, archaeology, heritage, faith, artwork heritage, and environmental experiences to discover the assumption of position in medieval spiritual tradition.

The essays in a spot to think In exhibit locations genuine and imagined, historic and glossy: Anglo-Saxon Northumbria (home of Whitby and BedeÂ’s monastery of Jarrow), Cistercian monasteries of overdue 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 information of the truth that medieval and glossy viewpoints converge in an event of position and body a newly created area the place the literary, the old, and the cultural are in ongoing negotiation with the geographical, the private, and the cloth.

Featuring a distinct array of students, a spot to think In might be of serious curiosity to students throughout medieval fields attracted to the interaction among medieval and glossy principles of position. participants 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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Gillam, at the b ewcastle monument r 47 had the shape of an irregular hexagon,39 a unique shape for a Roman fort that is generally explained by the need to maximize the hill’s natural defensive position. 40 This would have required using the maximum area made available by the plateau and thus breaking with a fort’s usual four-sided, playing-card shape. Nevertheless, a certain measure of standardization in some of the Wall forts has been discerned, and Bewcastle may conform to that standard despite its atypical shape.

21. Hodgson, ‘‘Bronze Age Tumulus on the Shield Knowe,’’ 154–60. See also Maughan, ‘‘The Maiden Way, Section III,’’ which refers to it as ‘‘Shiel Knowe’’ and describes it as appearing to have been ‘‘a very extensive cairn, rising to a considerable height in the centre, and having three ridges or barrows running from it at smaller elevations, and diverging toward different points. The centre cairn is 22 yards on the slope of the north-west side, and the ridges or barrows about one-half of that length.

97–104, for a detailed analysis of the relics and the translation of the remainder of Oswald’s body. 48. It might also be productive to consider the specific relation of high-status women to the concept of jurisdiction of place. Their active role in late seventh- and early eighth-century Northumbria in translating relics defined and created such jurisdiction. 49. Brian Stock, ‘‘Reading, Community, and a Sense of Place,’’ in Place/Culture/Representation, ed. Duncan and Ley, 314–34, at 315. 50. , 320.

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