1st Edition

Place and Space in the Medieval World

Edited By Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, Heidi Stoner Copyright 2018
    266 Pages 27 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 27 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 27 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary scholarly discussions to examine place and space in their wider critical context, and are written by specialists in a range of disciplines including art history, archaeology, history, and literature.

    Table of Contents

    1 The Secret Language of Movement: Interior Encounters with Space and Transition during Medieval Pilgrimage

    Martin Locker

    2 Distance and Embrace: Spatial Conditions of Access to the Volto Santo of Lucca

    Ika Matyjaszkiewicz

    3 Cave of Hermits, Cave of Cult: Saints Andrew-Zoerard and Benedict and the Sacralization of the Medieval Hungarian Landscape

    Karen Stark

    4 Processes of Religious Change in Late Iron Age Gotland: Rereading, Spatialization and Enculturation

    Luke John Murphy
    5 Planting the Cross in Anglo-Saxon England

    Jane Hawkes

    6 "How Deserted Lies the City, Once So Full of People": the Reclamation of Intramural Space in Anglo-Saxon Literature

    Michael D. J. Bintley

    7 From the Space of the World to the Space of the Local: The Two Maps of Thomas Elmham

    Beth Kaneko

    8 The Broighter Hoard: Mythology, Misrepresentation and Mystery

    Aideen M. Ireland

    9 The Ambiguity in Medieval Depictions of Abraham’s Bosom in the Areas and Spaces of the Christian Afterlife

    Maria R. Grasso

    10 Common Space or Cleft places? The Example of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, an Architectural and Figured Space

    Élise Haddad

    11 "And on the woghe wrytyn this was": Locating Three Dead Kings in the Parish Church Wall-Paintings of The Three Living and The Three Dead

    Rebecca Pope

    12 Fictive Architecture and Pictorial Place: Altichiero da Zevio’s Oratory of St George in Padua (c.1379‒1384)

    Livia Lupi

    13 Defining Difference or Connecting Spaces? Similarity and Meaning in the Arian Baptistery, Ravenna

    Sam Barber

    14 Heaven and Hall: Space and Place in Anglo-Saxon England

    Heidi Stoner

    15 The Vanishing Spaces of Islamic Courts (Ninth–Tenth Centuries)

    Aimone Grossato

    16 The Forming of an Apocalyptic Metageography: Muslim and Byzantine Apocalyptic Traditions and the Developing of a Shared Geographical Worldview

    Francesco Furlan

    17 World Maps and Waterways: Place and Space in the Beatus Mappaemundi

    Emily Goetsch

    18 The Bible as Map, On seeing God, Finding the way: Pilgrimage and Exegesis in Adomnán and Bede

    Jennifer O’Reilly


    Meg Boulton is a Research Affiliate with the Department of History of Art at the University of York, UK.

    Jane Hawkes is Professor of Medieval Art History at the University of York, UK.

    Heidi Stoner is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Durham University, UK.