Of Armor and Men in Medieval England: The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies

Of Armor and Men in Medieval England: The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies

by Rachel Ann Dressler
     
 

Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by scholars. In this study, Rachel Ann Dressler examines this category of… See more details below

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Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by scholars. In this study, Rachel Ann Dressler examines this category of sculpture, illustrating how English military figures employ a visual language of pose, costume, and attributes to construct a masculine ideal that privileges fighting prowess, elite status, and sexual virility.

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ISBN-13:
9780754633686
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.80(d)

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