St Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London, 604-2004

St Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London, 604-2004

by Derek Keene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300092768

ISBN-13: 9780300092769

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

St Paul’s is unique among English cathedrals for its association with the richest city in the realm and with the secular and political life of the capital. At the same time it has been a lively site of devotion, often innovative in liturgy, music, and decoration, and sometimes at the heart of conflict between opposing views. The story of St Paul’s

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St Paul’s is unique among English cathedrals for its association with the richest city in the realm and with the secular and political life of the capital. At the same time it has been a lively site of devotion, often innovative in liturgy, music, and decoration, and sometimes at the heart of conflict between opposing views. The story of St Paul’s offers many insights into the history of England as a whole and into the part played by religion in both private and public life.

This magnificent book—the first comprehensive history of St Paul’s Cathedral in thirty years—opens with a series of historical overviews of the cathedral, of the people associated with it, and of its religious, social, and political significance, from its foundation to the present. Additional essays investigate various topics related to the successive cathedrals on the site, and many well-chosen illustrations underline these themes and present the splendid features of the cathedral as it is today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300092769
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
10.18(w) x 13.12(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Historical overview
1St Paul's as St Paul's1
2Before St Paul's2
3Foundation and endowment : St Paul's and the English kingdoms, 604-10875
4From conquest to capital : St Paul's c.1100-130017
5Cathedral, city and state, 1300-154033
6Community, city and nation, 1540-171445
7History, 1714-183071
8From 1830 to the present84
Pt. 2Up to the reformation
9The cult of saints and the liturgy113
10The archaeology of the cathedral123
11Fabric, tombs and precinct, 1087-1540127
12Estates and income, 1066-1540143
13Historical writing at St Paul's151
14The lesser clergy in the later Middle Ages157
15Fraternities : a case study of the Jesus guild162
16The Chantry chapel Of Roger Of Waltham164
17The household and daily life of the dean in the fifteenth century167
Pt. 3From the reformation to the present
18The fabric to 1670171
19Wren and the new cathedral191
20The construction of the new cathedral207
21Fittings and liturgy in post-fire St Paul's220
22Embellishment and decoration, 1696-1900233
23Decoration, furnishings and art since 1900258
24The post-reformation monuments269
25Conservation of the fabric293
26Estates and income, 1540-1714304
27Music, 1540-1640312
28Images of St Paul's317
29Estates and income, 1714-2004335
30Preaching Anglicanism at St Paul's, 1688-1800343
31Liturgy, 1714-2004352
32St Paul's and the public culture of eighteenth-century Britain363
33St Paul's and its parishes, 1750-1870372
34National occasions at St Paul's since 1800381
35Music, 1660-1800392
36Orchestras in the new cathedral399
37Music, 1800-2002403
38The library and archives to 1897413
39The library 1897-2004427
40St Paul's precinct and the book trade to 1800430
41The precinct and setting of St Paul's from the nineteenth century439
42The reputation of St Paul's451

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