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English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Nigel Saul


This book offers a survey of English church monuments from the pre-Conquest period to the early 16th century. It explores medieval monuments from the twin angles of their social meaning and the role which they played in the religious strategies of the commemorated. Attention is given to the production of monuments, the pattern of their geographical distribution, the evolution of monument types, and the role of design in communicating the monument's message. A major theme is the self-representation of the commemorated as reflected in the main classes of effigy — those of the clergy, the knights ... More

Keywords: commemoration, tombs, monuments, brasses, incised slabs, self-representation, effigy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215980
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Saul, author
Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London
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