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BRITAIN'S MEDIEVAL EPISCOPAL THRONES: HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONSERVATION. Charles Tracy et al. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2015. Published in the U.S.A. by Oxbow Books, Philadelphia. 204 pp. (4 foldout) with 190 ills. (125 col.). 29 x 22 cm. LC 2014-44978 ISBN 9781782977827 In English.
Publisher's description: This book is the first major investigation of a subject of seminal importance in the study of church history and archaeology. The two stone thrones, at Wells and Durham, the three timber monuments, at Exeter, St Davids and Hereford, and the mid-14th-century bishop's chair at Lincoln, all come under a searching empirical enquiry. The Exeter throne is the largest and most impressive in Europe. It is adistinguished innovatory example of the English Decorated style, with antecedents passing back to the court of Edward I. It exemplifies most of the historical and formal strands that suffuse the entire book - visual appearance, distinctiveness within the building, prestige, construction, stylistic context, finance, and the patronage and personal role of the bishop himself; as well as the subtler issues of the personal and collective politics of bishop and chapter, the monument's liturgical applications, its relationship with the cathedral's relics, its symbolism and what it tells us about the aspirations of the institution within the existing ecclesiastical hierarchy. The thrones also reveal much about the personal circumstances of an individual bishop, and where he stood on the scale of a good diocesan on the one hand, and ambitious politician on the other, as exemplified at Exeter and Durham.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 300 A.D.-1400 — Architecture, Furniture
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 164321
Hardcover $85.00    

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