Pilgrimage in medieval East Anglia : a regional survey of the shrines and pilgrimages of Norfolk and Suffolk

Schmoelz, Michael (2017) Pilgrimage in medieval East Anglia : a regional survey of the shrines and pilgrimages of Norfolk and Suffolk. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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    Abstract

    This thesis seeks to give an overview of the practice and manifestations of pilgrimage in medieval East Anglia. Unlike previous works on this subject it focuses not on a specific time period or a certain shrine, but attempts to give an overview of every shrine and associated locus within Suffolk and Norfolk (and where appropriate also of locations just beyond these boundaries) from the Anglo-Saxon conversion period to the Reformation. Inherent in this aim is a certain degree of editorial severity to fit the bounds of the format. This thesis seeks to amalgamate approaches and sources from a variety of disciplines, chief amongst them ecclesiastical history, archaeology, art history, landscape archaeology and antiquarian history to present a narrative for each shrine as well as to attempt to identify patterns, trends and changes in devotional behaviour across the region. The thesis comprises detailed case studies of the larger shrines across the region as well as an extensive gazetteer of minor locations and secondary focal points for pilgrimage, such as wells and other landscape features.

    Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
    Depositing User: Jackie Webb
    Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 12:24
    Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 12:24
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63940
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