English Medieval Misericords: The Margins Of Meaning by Paul HardwickEnglish Medieval Misericords: The Margins Of Meaning by Paul Hardwick

English Medieval Misericords: The Margins Of Meaning

byPaul Hardwick

Hardcover | July 21, 2011

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Misericord carvings present a fascinating corpus of medieval art which, in turn, complements our knowledge of life and belief in the late middle ages. Subjects range from the sacred to the profane and from the fantastic to the everyday, seemingly giving equal weight to the scatological and the spiritual alike. Focusing specifically on England - though with cognisance of broader European contexts - this volume offers an analysis of misericords in relation to other cultural artefacts of the period. Through a series of themed `case studies', the book places misericords firmly within the doctrinal and devotional milieu in which they were created and sited, arguing that even the apparently coarse images to be found beneath choir stalls are intimately linked to the devotional life of the medieval English Church. The analysis is complemented by a gazetteer of the most notable instances. Dr Paul Hardwick is Professor in English, Leeds Trinity University College.
Title:English Medieval Misericords: The Margins Of MeaningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.5 inPublished:July 21, 2011Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843836599

ISBN - 13:9781843836599

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