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Medieval Practices of Space

2000

Barbara A. Hanawalt and , editors

Medieval Practices of Space

Interprets space and place in the medieval era.

The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world.

Contributors: Kathleen Biddick, Charles Burroughs, Michael Camille, Tom Conley, Donnalee Dox, Jody Enders, Valerie K. J. Flint, Andrzej Piotrowski, and Daniel Lord Smail.

The chapters yield fascinating insights about ways in which space was used, articulated, and ornamented in the Middle Ages and offer working examples of strategies that have lately been developed to explain those attitudes and practices.

Speculum

Interprets space and place in the medieval era.

A glance at medieval maps tells us that cartographers of the Middle Ages divided space differently than we do today. In the great mappae mundi, for instance, Jerusalem takes center stage, with an image of the crucified Christ separating one place from another. The architects of medieval cathedrals manipulated space to clarify the roles and status of all who entered. Even in the most everyday context, space was allotted according to gender and class and was freighted with infinitely subtle meanings. The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world.

Contributors: Kathleen Biddick, U of Notre Dame; Charles Burroughs, SUNY, Binghamton; Michael Camille, U of Chicago; Tom Conley, Harvard U; Donnalee Dox, U of Arizona; Jody Enders, U of California, Santa Barbara; Valerie K. J. Flint, U of Hull, UK; Andrzej Piotrowski, U of Minnesota; Daniel Lord Smail, Fordham U.

Barbara A. Hanawalt is King George III Professor of British History at Ohio State University. Michal Kobialka is associate professor of theatre at University of Minnesota.

Medieval Practices of Space

Barbara A. Hanawalt is King George III Professor of British History at Ohio State University.
Michal Kobialka is associate professor of theatre at University of Minnesota.

Medieval Practices of Space

The chapters yield fascinating insights about ways in which space was used, articulated, and ornamented in the Middle Ages and offer working examples of strategies that have lately been developed to explain those attitudes and practices.

Speculum

Well researched documenting important transitions that demand further investigation.

History

Provides useful methodological models, along with valuable contributions to the study of Host-desecration plays and liturgical drama.

Theatre Journal

Medieval Practices of Space

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Introduction BARBARA A. HANAWALT AND MlCHAL KOBIALKA

1. Signs of the City: Place, Power, and Public Fantasy in Medieval Paris MICHAEL CAMILLE
2. The Linguistic Cartography of Property and Power in Late Medieval Marseille DANIEL LORD SMAIL
3. Spaces of Arbitration and the Organization of Space in Late Medieval Italian Cities CHARLES BURROUGHS
4. Architecture and the Iconoclastic Controversy ANDRZEJ PIOTROWSKI
5. Staging Place/Space in the Eleventh-Century Monastic Practices MICHAL KOBIALKA
6. Space and Discipline in Early Medieval Europe VALERIE I. J. FLINT
7. Theatrical Space, Mutable Space, and the Space of Imagination: Three Readings of the Croxton Play of the Sacrament DONNALEE Dox
8. Dramatic Memories and Tortured Spaces in the Mistere de la Sainte Hostie JODY ENDERS
9. Becoming Collection: The Spatial Afterlife of Medieval Universal Histories KATHLEEN BIDDICK
10. Poetic Mapping: On Villon's "Contredictz de Franc Gontier" TOM CONLEY

Contributors

Index