Continuity, authority and the place of heritage in the Medieval world

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Continuity, authority and the place of heritage in the Medieval world

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dc.contributor.author Harvey, David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-18T16:40:31Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:39:07Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:30:58Z
dc.date.issued 2000-01 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This essay supports the contention that knowledge of the past should be seen as a political resource. Furthermore, the interpretation of a particular version of the past is related to power differentiation and the legitimisation of authority. The subjective use of the past is not a recent phenomenon and in this paper, the use of the past is related to the construction of identity and ecclesiastical organisation during the Medieval period. Bourdieu's notion of habitus is used as a way of grounding the rhetoric of legitimisation, with particular reference to ecclesiastical authority. Hagiographical accounts and legends correspond to discourses of power and are related to the (re)production of a religious identity that legitimated Church authority. The essay pays special attention to west Cornwall where such institutional power is related to an identity that is generated via contemporary notions of heritage and a particular sense of past. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Historical Geography, 26 (1), January 2000: pp. 47-59 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1006/jhge.1999.0190 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/49432 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622880/description#description en_GB
dc.subject Cornwall en_GB
dc.subject Medieval en_GB
dc.subject Hagiography en_GB
dc.subject Authority en_GB
dc.subject Identity en_GB
dc.subject Heritage en_GB
dc.title Continuity, authority and the place of heritage in the Medieval world en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-18T16:40:31Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:39:07Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:30:58Z
dc.identifier.issn 0305-7488 en_GB
dc.description Copyright © 2000 Elsevier. NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work accepted for publication by Elsevier. Changes resulting from the publishing process, including corrections, structural formatting and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Historical Geography, Vol 25 (1), 2000, pp. 47-59. DOI:10.1006/jhge.1999.0190 en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1095-8614 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Historical Geography en_GB


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