Newcastle and Northumberland: Roman and Medieval Architecture and Art

Edited by Jeremy Ashbee and Juliam M. Luxford.


 

9781907975936The long and vibrant history of north-eastern England has left rich material deposits in the form of buildings, works of art, books, and other artefacts. This heritage is examined here in fifteen studies, ranging from the sculpture of the Roman occupation through the monuments and architecture of the Anglo-Saxon and Norman periods, to the manuscripts and fortified houses of the later Middle Ages. The expert opinions presented here are intended to stimulate and advance scholarly debate on the material culture of a region which has played a critical role in English history, and whose broad and varied profile still offers many opportunities for critical inquiry.

Emma penned the chapter ‘“…he went round the holy places praying and offering”: Evidence for Cuthbertine Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne and Farne in the Late Medieval Period’.

Published by Maney, 2013.

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Reviews

The influence of the past is also apparent in what is the most interesting paper of all, Emma Wells’s discussion of pilgrimage to sites associated with St Cuthbert on Farne and Lindisfarne. Wells presents the results of notably original research on the documentary, architectural, and archaeological evidence for the deliberate development of pilgrimage to these sites from the twelfth century onwards, and especially in the fourteenth century. The buildings of Cuthbert’s time were, she shows, rebuilt and refurbished to provide foci of pilgrimage in later centuries.’

Professor David Rollason, The Archaeological Journal (171, 2014)

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