The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c.300-c.1200 by John Crook

The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c.300-c.1200

byJohn Crook

Hardcover | January 15, 2000

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$223.72 online 
$352.50 list price save 36%
Earn 1119 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This book explores the way in which church architecture from the earliest centuries of Christianity has been shaped by holy bones - the physical remains or 'relics' of those whom the Church venerated as saints. The Church's holy dead continued to exercise an influence on the living from beyond the grave, and their earthly remains provided a focus for prayer. The memoriae, house-churches and crypts of early Christian Rome; the elaborately decorated monuments containing the bodies of the bishops ofMerovingian Gaul; the revival of ring crypts in the Carshingian empire; the crypts, 'tomb-shrines', and later high shrines of medieval England, all demonstrate how the presence of a holy body within a church influenced its very architecture. This is the first complete modern study of this hithertosomewhat neglected aspect of medieval church architecture in western Europe.

About The Author

Part time Research Fellow, University of Reading, independent architectural historian / archaeological consultant
BPRD - L'enfer sur Terre T01: Des Dieux et des Monstres
BPRD - L'enfer sur Terre T01: Des Dieux et des Monstres

by Mike Mignola

$19.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

BPRD - L'Enfer sur Terre T05: Sur les ailes du diable
BPRD - L'Enfer sur Terre T05: Sur les ailes du diable

by John ArcudiI

$32.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c.300-c.1200Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198207948

ISBN - 13:9780198207948

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West c.300-c.1200

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

`Crook ... demonstrates very convincingly how the cult of relics played a significant role in determining the architecture and internal arrangement of churches in the early medieval West.'John A. Dick, H-Net Book Review.