English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

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English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages offers a comprehensive survey of English church monuments from the pre-Conquest period to the early sixteenth century. Ground-breaking in its treatment of the subject in an historical context, it explores medieval monuments both in terms of their social meaning and the role that they played in the religious strategies of the commemorated.
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"Involves a multi-faceted approach towards surviving monuments enabling them to be appraised within social, cultural, political and religious settings." -- History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199606139
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

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Abbreviated References

1 Antiquaries and Historians: The Study of Monuments 1

2 Commemoration in Early Medieval England 13

3 The Market: Fashion, Geography, and Clientele 36

4 The Production of Monuments 60

5 Choosing a Monument 83

6 Function and Meaning 120

7 Composition and Design 143

8 The Monuments of Ecclesiastics 176

9 Military Effigies 207

10 The Monuments of Civilians 238

11 The Monuments of Lawyers 269

12 The Monuments of Women 290

13 The Cult of the Macabre 311

14 Inscriptions 335

15 Prospect and Retrospect 366

App A list of Sculpted Effigial Monuments of Civilians in England to c. 1500 374

Bibliography 379

Index 399

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