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Medievalists have a lot to achieve from a thoroughgoing contemplation of position. If landscapes are home windows onto human task, 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, historical past, faith, paintings historical past, and environmental experiences to discover the belief of position in medieval non secular tradition.

The essays in a spot to think In display locations actual and imagined, historical and sleek: Anglo-Saxon Northumbria (home of Whitby and BedeÂ’s monastery of Jarrow), Cistercian monasteries of past due 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 power of the gathering is its expertise of the truth that medieval and smooth viewpoints converge in an adventure of position and body a newly created area the place the literary, the historic, and the cultural are in ongoing negotiation with the geographical, the non-public, and the cloth.

Featuring a special array of students, a spot to think In might be of significant curiosity to students throughout medieval fields attracted to the interaction among medieval and sleek principles of position. members 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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25. Ibid. 26. J. Davenport, ‘‘The Bewcastle Cauldron,’’ TCWAAS 96 (1996): 228–30. 27. Collingwood, ‘‘Pre-History of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North-of-theSands,’’ points out that ‘‘the fortified hill-top towns of the Early Iron Age, that are so common in southern England . . are in general less common in the north, and in our district they are absent, unless the fort on Carrock Fell, be an example’’ (188). The stone-walled hill fort at Carby Hill on Liddel Water, some eight miles away to the northeast and about a half-mile from the northern boundary 44 r a place to believe i n Though the late Neolithic–cum–Bronze Age character of the area likely remained undisturbed until the coming of the Romans,28 it is difficult to imagine what kind of character that presence around Bewcastle might have had.

As yet nothing prehistoric has turned up on the hill, but see Cumbria smr no. 19213. In 1986, a partly polished axe of ‘‘dark green volcanic tuff ’’ was found in a sike near Whitebeck, close to Shopford. 12. K. S. Hodgson, ‘‘Some Notes on the Prehistoric Remains of the Border District,’’ TCWAAS 43 (1943): 168–70; R. G. Collingwood, ‘‘An Introduction to the Pre-History of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North-of-the-Sands,’’ TCWAAS 37 (1937): 168, 172. 13. A. S. Henshall, The Chambered Tombs of Scotland (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1972), 2:160 and note 3.

16 11. For a useful survey of sites, see M. Jackson, ‘‘Earliest Bewcastle,’’ in A Bewcastle Miscellany, 15–16, with location map. For the most complete survey, see the Cumbria Sites and Monuments Record, County Offices, Kendal. Like Jackson’s, my discussion of sites, except for the reference to the hut circles at Woodhead, stays within the boundary of the parish of Bewcastle. Several important Bronze Age sites, such as those around Woodhead, are located a short distance from Bewcastle in the parish of Askerton.

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