Navigating the Church in Twelfth-Century England

Monday 30 January 2017, 4.30PM

Speaker(s): Dr Karl Kinsella (University of York)

null‌The popular twelfth-century author and teacher Honorius Augustodunensis wrote a text that takes the reader around a medieval church, drawing attention to the windows, doors, and walls. Each part of the church contains an allegorical significance, one that Honorius exploits to teach Christian history to a student. This talk will try to pin down the details of Honorius’s architectural vision and ask why he created such an odd teaching text.

 

Location: Bowland Auditorium BS/005

Email: history-of-art@york.ac.uk