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They mostly stood. Or knelt at the Consecration. The stalls being for the
monks, nuns, canons, etc. Even for sermons one sees in illuminations some
people standing, some sitting on the ground, etc. University lecture halls
had benches and a cathedra. A splendid example of same is at Salamanca.

At 11.45 09/12/97 GMT, you wrote:
>Can anyone direct me to any literature on seating in 
>medieval churches and oratories?  I'm interested in stalls, 
>benches, pews, whatever
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>Laura Jacobus
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'For I understood that we may laugh, in comforting of ourself and joying in
God, for the fiend is overcome'. Julian of Norwich, _Showings_, Paris
Manuscript, fol. 28



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