Cathedral Shrines of Medieval England Paperback

by Benjamin John Nilson

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Cathedral Shrines of Medieval England

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Almost all the great medieval shrines disappeared at the Reformation, yet for several centuries they were the outward and visible sign of the spiritual benefits believed to flow from proximity to the saint's body, and an important witness to the spiritual life of the middle ages. They were the focal point of prayer and pilgrimage, but also a critical economic factor in the life of the church. This first study devoted to cathedral shrines draws on surviving cathedral records to describe their nature and development in England from around 1066 to 1540. The development of the shrine itself, the monument enclosing the saint's body, is followed, and the connections between the chapel around the shrine and changes in church architecture considered. Accounts of the cathedral clergy who built and managed the shrines, the pilgrims who visited them, and the fluctuating fortunes of the cathedrals which housed them complete the book. BEN NILSON is College Professor at Okanagan University College, Canada.

Cathedral Shrines of Medieval England by Benjamin John Nilson was published by Boydell& Brewer Ltd in June 2001 and is our 57072nd best seller. The ISBN for Cathedral Shrines of Medieval England is 9780851158082.

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Details for Cathedral Shrines of Medieval England

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBoydell& Brewer Ltd (June 2001)
Number of Pages288
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1165299
Page last updated 2nd October 2018
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