English Medieval Shrines - Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture (Paperback)John Crook (author)
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Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 22 mm
There is much to praise in this elegantly written and beautifully produced account. For the student of medieval art or the educated enthusiast, this book is a sophisticated synthesis of an extraordinary amount of research in archaeology, hagiography, art history, architectural history, among other disciplines...It is indeed the go-to book on the subject. * JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION *
Brings to his inquiry decades of expertise and many gems of knowledge quarried from the archives. Underpinned by learning and much shrine study, his detailed survey is also furnished with a valuable repository of plates and figures. [Readers] nevertheless will find his book a treasury of knowledge, which deserves attention as the fullest accessible survey of English medieval shrine work. * HISTORY *
Will be of interest both to those who want to learn more about the cult of saints and shrine bases generally and to those who wish to research a specific shrine. Undoubtedly, this volume will quickly become established as the standard work on the subject, and, as such, thoroughly deserves a place on many a bookshelf. * CHURCH MONUMENTS *
This comprehensive and authoritative book demonstrates once again John Crook's pre-eminent position as a scholar of the material history of the cult of the saints in the Medieval West. [It] shines a searchlight on this elusive but important subject. * ECCLESIOLOGY TODAY *
Effortlessly combines archaeology, art, architecture, hagiography and other documents to produce a compelling narrative. * MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY *
John Crook, Britain's foremost expert on shrines, here distils a lifetime's research into an essential synthesis. * BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY *
This is a valuable resource for church historians and archaeologists, with its 53 black-and-white photos of excellent quality, mostly the work of the author. * CHURCH TIMES *
This book will be warmly welcomed by readers with a specialist interest in medieval shrines, their origins, locations, associated ceremonies, designs, and fates. Dr Crook is the foremost authority on the subject, and this volume amply shows why. * VIDIMUS *
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