Mapping the Medieval City: Space, Place and Identity in Chester c. 1200-1600

Overview

This fascinating volume brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including literary studies, history, geography, and archaeology, to investigate questions of space, place, and identity in the medieval city. Using medieval Chester as a case study—with attention to its location on the border between England and Wales, its rich multilingual culture, and its surviving infrastructure—these contributions recover the experience of medieval city living and in doing so provide fresh perspectives and ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $28.58   
  • New (7) from $28.58   
  • Used (1) from $29.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

This fascinating volume brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including literary studies, history, geography, and archaeology, to investigate questions of space, place, and identity in the medieval city. Using medieval Chester as a case study—with attention to its location on the border between England and Wales, its rich multilingual culture, and its surviving infrastructure—these contributions recover the experience of medieval city living and in doing so provide fresh perspectives and generate new questions about urban space both during this period and beyond.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

John Hines
“Few material phenomena are as complex as the city. In its border location, the changing form of Chester dramatically reflects the vicissitudes of military, political, and economic fortune, and social difference and conflict within. This book is a model of multidisciplinary coherency, with a diverse collection of intelligent and thoughtful papers that not only reveal how medieval men and women in Chester made sense of their habitat for themselves, but at the same time map the solid, autonomous reality of the place.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Catherine A. M. Clarke is a senior lecturer in English and associate director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research at Swansea University, UK.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Abbreviations
Figures

1. Introduction: Medieval Chester: Views form the Walls
      Catherine A. M. Clarke
2. Urban Mappings: Visualizing Late Medieval Chester in Cartographic and Textual Form
      Keith D. Lilley
3. Framing Medieval Chester: the Landscape of Urban Boundaries
      C. P. Lewis
4. St Werburgh's, St John's and the Liber Luciani De Laude Cestrie
      John Doran
5. The Spatial Hermeneutics of Lucian's De Laude Cestrie
      Mark Faulkner
6. '3e beoð þe ancren of Englond . . . as þah 3e weren an cuuent of . . . Chester': Liminal Spaces and the Anchoritic life in Medieval Chester
      Liz Herbert McAvoy
7. Sanctity and the City: Sacred Space in Henry Bradshaw's Life of St Werburge
      Laura Varnam
8. Plotting Chester on the National Map: Richard Pynson's 1521 printing of Henry Bradshaw's Life of St Werburge
      Cynthia Turner Camp
9. The Outside Within: Medieval Chester and North Wales as a Social Space
      Helen Fulton
10. Mapping the Migrants: Welsh, Manx and Irish Settlers in fifteenth-century Chester
      Jane Laughton
11. Leeks for Livery: Consuming Welsh Difference in the Chester Shepherds' Play
      Robert W. Barrett, Jnr
12. Remembering Anglo-Saxon Mercia in late medieval and early modern Chester
      Catherine A. M. Clarke

Bibliography
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)