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Monastic legacies: memory and the biography of place

Gilchrist, R. (2020) Monastic legacies: memory and the biography of place. In: Gilchrist, R. Sacred Heritage: Monastic Archaeology, Identities, Beliefs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 145-175. ISBN 9781108678087

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This chapter reviews recent approaches to the study of place and memory in the monastic landscape, before considering the biography of Glastonbury Abbey (Somerset) in detail. Monasteries were active in creating ritual landscapes as religious imaginaries, interweaving myth, materiality and hagiography. The Dissolution was not an abrupt end to these deeply-held beliefs, but rather a long process of renegotiating the meanings of medieval religious landscapes and their value to early modern communities.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:88524
Additional Information:This is Chapter 5. The full book in which it is published, 'Sacred heritage: monastic archaeology, identities, beliefs', is referenced on CentAUR here http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/88141/ and can be downloaded here http://doi.org/10.1017/9781108678087
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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