The Regional and Transregional in Romanesque Europe considers the historiography and usefulness of regional categories and in so doing explores the strength, durability, mutability, and geographical scope of regional and transregional phenomena in the Romanesque period.

This book addresses the complex question of the significance of regions in the creation of Romanesque, particularly in relation to transregional and pan-European artistic styles and approaches. The categorization of Romanesque by region was a cornerstone of 19th- and 20th-century scholarship, albeit one vulnerable to the application of anachronistic concepts of regional identity. Individual chapters explore the generation and reception of forms, the conditions that give rise to the development of transregional styles and the agencies that cut across territorial boundaries. There are studies of regional styles in Aquitaine, Castile, Sicily, Hungary, and Scandinavia; workshops in Worms and the Welsh Marches; the transregional nature of liturgical furnishings; the cultural geography of the new monastic orders; metalworking in Hildesheim and the valley of the Meuse; and the links which connect Piemonte with Conques.

The Regional and Transregional in Romanesque Europe offers a new vision of regions in the creation of Romanesque relevant to archaeologists, art historians, and historians alike.

chapter |11 pages

Romanesque sculpture in Aquitaine

A history of the marginalisation of a widely imitated regional sculptural style
ByMarcello Angheben

chapter |21 pages

The Baldachin-Ciborium

The shifting meanings of a restricted liturgical furnishing in Romanesque art
ByManuel Castiñeiras

chapter |12 pages

Hildesheim as a nexus of metalwork production, c. 1130–1250

ByGerhard Lutz

chapter |12 pages

Winchester's Holy Sepulchre Chapel and Byzantium

Iconographic Transregionalism?
ByCecily Hennessy

chapter |16 pages

Transregional dynamics, monastic networks

Santa Fede in Cavagnolo, Conques, and the geography of Romanesque art
ByMichele Luigi Vescovi

chapter |28 pages

Tiron On The Edge

Cultural Geography, Regionalism And Liminality
BySheila Bonde, Clark Maines, John Sheffer

chapter |10 pages

Four Romanesque Cistercian abbeys in Lesser Poland

The Context Of Their Foundation
ByTomasz Węcławowicz

chapter |13 pages

The Cathedral of Catania and the creation of the Norman County of Sicily

Transregional And Transalpine Models In The Architecture Of The Late 11Th Century
ByTancredi Bella

chapter |17 pages

ʻSchool' or ʻmasons' workshop'?

Reflections on the so-called Wormser Bauschule and on the definition of regional style
ByWilfried E. Keil

chapter |30 pages

Towards an anatomy of a regional workshop

The Herefordshire School Revisited
ByJohn McNeill

chapter |15 pages

Crossing the Pyrenees

Migration, urbanization, and transregional collaboration in Romanesque Aragon
ByJulia Perratore

chapter |11 pages

Romanesque Woodcarvers And Plasterers In The Abruzzi

The Mediterranean Connection
ByGaetano Curzi

chapter |12 pages

A country without regions?

The case of Hungary
ByBéla Zsolt Szakács

chapter |13 pages

Reassessing The Problem Of Scandinavian Romanesque

ByBenjamin Zweig

chapter |12 pages

The creation of Castilian identity under Alfonso VIII and Leonor Plantagenet

ByElizabeth Valdez del Álamo