(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Constructed landscapes and social memory : tales of St Samson in early medieval Cornwall

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The A. considers the historical geography of place and space within the context of medieval Britain. Through examining the geography invoked within a particular hagiographic account about the life of St Samson, he explores how the medieval natural world is both rendered understandable through its sacred symbolism, and reified as a familiar map of instruction and collective social memory. The focus is on the role of medieval hagiographies as mediators of cultural identity. They are profoundly geographical because of environmental metaphors and references to spaces, places and landscapes. They carried geographical coordinates that helped to establish a sense of place


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 20, no2 [pp. 231-248]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;




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