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Medieval Church Architecture

by Jon Cannon

By the end of the medieval period, Britain’s churches already had an architectural heritage of one thousand years, much of which remains on view today. This guide by architectural historian Jon Cannon uses...


America Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture

by Bruce Catton

A fascinating study of the first modern war and its effect on American Culture.


Rome and Religion in the Medieval World: Studies in Honor of Thomas F.X. Noble

by Valerie L. Garver & Owen M. Phelan

The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble's interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing...


Architecture and the Historical Imagination: Eug Ene-Emmanuel Viollet-Le-Duc, 1814-1879

by Martin Bressani

The importance of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) within modern architecture cannot be overstated. Key theoretician of modernism, renowned restoration architect, medieval archaeologist and champion...


Medieval Bosa

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides an updated reading on the fortification of the city of Bosa, and the castle church, the Palatine chapel of the judges of Arborea, from an architectural and artistic perspective. Particular...


Saccargia

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides a detailed description of the architectural structure and the different phases of construction of the monastic complex. Particular attention is devoted to the pictorial cycle, to the architectural...


John Hunt: The Man, The Medievalist, The Connoisseur

by Brian O'Connell

The book tells for the first time the remarkable life story of John Hunt, one of the world’s greatest medievalists and someone whose legacy to Ireland lives on today with most of the major cultural attractions...


Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

by Henry Adams & Raymond Carney

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the...


Art & Visual Culture 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissance

by Kim W. Woods

An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their...


Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography

by Robert A. Faleer

Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects...


Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

by Joseph Shatzmiller

Demonstrating that similarities between Jewish and Christian art in the Middle Ages were more than coincidental, Cultural Exchange meticulously combines a wide range of sources to show how Jews and Christians...


Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images

by Giselle de Nie & Thomas F.X. Noble

These six essays seek to uncover the dynamic patterns in verbal and pictorial images and to evaluate their potentialities and limitations. Thematically ordered, the essays begin with material images and move...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each...


Representing Medieval Genders and Sexualities in Europe: Construction, Transformation, and Subversion, 600-1530

by Elizabeth L'Estrange & Alison More

Engaging with current academic debates over the complexities and pluralities of gender identity in the Middle Ages, this volume is one of the first collections to show how the themes of gender construction,...


A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry

by R. Howard Bloch

The Bayeux Tapestry is the world’s most famous textile–an exquisite 230-foot-long embroidered panorama depicting the events surrounding the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is also one of history’s most mysterious...


Medieval Heraldry

by Terence Wise & Richard Hook

Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to...


Crying in the Middle Ages

by Elina Gertsman

Sacred and profane, public and private, emotive and ritualistic, internal and embodied, medieval weeping served as a culturally charged prism for a host of social, visual, cognitive, and linguistic performances....


Church Misericords and Bench Ends

by Richard Hayman

Although misericords were originally installed on the hidden undersides of church folding seats to provide comfort to those standing for long periods of prayer, the have gradually become more ornately carved...


The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France in the Thirteenth-Century

by Emile Mâle & Dora Nussey

A study of medieval religious iconography. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.