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Medieval Carpentry

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International Medieval Congress 2008

I will be giving a paper at the

International Medieval Congress 2008 in July

Session Details

Session: 105
Title: The Black Death: Mortality, Building, and Art
Date / Time: July 7, 2008 11.15-12.45
Sponsor: Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser: Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews’ Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator: Jeffrey S. Hamilton, Department of History, Baylor University, Texas
The Black Death and Mortality: A Reassessment
(Language: English)
Paula Arthur, Department of History, University of Winchester
Tom Beaumont James, Department of History & Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester
The Black Death and Building: A Case Study
(Language: English)
Richard Haddlesey, Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester
The Black Death and English Art: Further Reflection
(Language: English)
Phillip G. Lindley, Department of History of Art, University of Leicester
Abstract: This session examines the impact of the black death on later 14th-Century England, ranging from mortality to art and architecture.

Black Death

For an interesting, if not controversial take on the ‘Black Death’ and the early 14th Century in general, may I recommend;

Baillie M, 2006 New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection. Tempus, Gloucestershire. (Amazon)

Baillie is perhaps best known for his work within the field of dendrochronology, and so it is interesting to read how he sees the catastrophes incurred during the 1st half of the 14th Century played out in the tree-ring evidence. I believe Baillie puts forward a very strong case for us to re look at what we know about the Black Death in the light of new scientific evidence.

British Medieval Architecture


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