Chantry Chapels and Medieval Strategies for the Afterlife Paperback

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Chantry Chapels and Medieval Strategies for the Afterlife

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Beliefs in the afterlife dominated the images, literature and liturgy of medieval church and society. In particular, the concept of purgatory was a central element. Barring a life of extraordinary saintliness, most medieval people anticipated a long stay in purgatory, which could be lessened by various strategies for intercession including a range of memorial and commemorative practices and, particularly, the foundation of chantry chapels. Chantry chapels were often outstanding additions to parish and monastic church spaces and many still survive. These structures, much altered with time, are still a noticeable feature of many churches and cathedrals.This book combines archaeological evidence with relevant documentary sources and discusses aspects of chantry chapel foundation, design and spatial arrangements, as well as their origins and the effects of the Reformation, with reference to some of the best surviving examples. It will also consider the various types of chantry chapel. Overall it discusses how such monuments were devised as medieval strategies for the afterlife and were one of the most important and influential institutions of the medieval period.

Chantry Chapels and Medieval Strategies for the Afterlife by Simon Roffey was published by The History Press Ltd in April 2008. The ISBN for Chantry Chapels and Medieval Strategies for the Afterlife is 9780752445717.

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Page last updated 7th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe History Press Ltd (April 2008)
Weight530g
Number of Pages192
Thickness10 mm
Height248 mm
Width172 mm
ISBN9780752445717
ISBN-100752445715
Product Code1155819
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