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A Guide to the Windows of King's College Chapel, Cambridge

A Guide to the Windows of King's College Chapel, Cambridge

by Montague Rhodes James, Kenneth Harrison


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M. R. James (1862–1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and many of his stories reflect his academic background. His detailed descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by colleges, cathedrals and museums are still of value to scholars today. First published in 1899, this book provides a description and brief history of the stained-glass windows in King's College chapel, together with explanations of their symbolism. A description of the remains of painted glass in the side chapels is also included. Now reissued, it will be welcomed by librarians and researchers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108015585
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/23/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; The windows of King's College Chapel; Appendix; Preface; 1. Memoranda and contracts; 2. The glaziers; 3. The renaissance style in England; 4. Fairford; 5. The 'early' windows, 1515–17; 6. The tracery; 7. The messengers; 8. The 'late' windows, 1526–31; 9. Origin of the designs; 10. Origin of the cartoons; 11. Glass-painters and the diffusion of renaissance ornament in England; Indexes.

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