The Royal Abbey of Reading

The Royal Abbey of Reading

by Ron Baxter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783270842
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 01/21/2016
Series: Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture Series , #7
Pages: 407
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Research Director, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland. The project is hosted by King's College, London

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables vi

Glossary of Architectural Terms xiv

Preface and Acknowledgements xviii

Introduction 1

1 Foundation 11

2 Pilgrimage and Relics 41

3 Death and Burial at Reading Abbey 73

4 The Abbey and the Court 91

5 Dissolution and Dilapidation 131

6 The Architecture of the Abbey Church 169

7 The Architecture of the Cloister 215

8 The Sculpture of the Cloister 263

Afterword 301

Appendix A Reading Abbey relic lists 303

Appendix B Verses for Prophets and Apostles recorded in Lambeth Palace MS 371. 319

Appendix C Inventory of items received by King John from Alan Marcell, 18 December 1204 320

Bibliography 323

Index 349

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