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  • Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
  • Written by Sally Badham
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747808107
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Synopsis

Churches contain much of the most interesting medieval sculpture in Britain. Magnificent effigies, whether of cast copper-alloy or stone, never cease to provoke awe and wonder, conjuring up glamorous images of an age of chivalry.

Among the many joys of visiting churches is the experience of discovering sculptural treasures; monuments open doors to the past and introduce us to the characters from our history books that inhabited that lost world. Yet in their intended setting such monuments are often little known to non-specialists.

Lavishly illustrated with high-quality color photographs, this book uncovers monuments as a rich source of information for anyone interested not only in church history but also in costume, armor, heraldry, sculpture and genealogy.

Table of Contents

Why Study Church Monuments?
Purpose and Meaning
The Development of Churchyard Monuments
Burial and Commemoration Inside Churches
Placement Within the Church
Choices on Tomb Design
Tomb Destruction and Mutilation
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index

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