Heraldry, Pageantry and Social Display in Medieval England (BOK)

Peter R Coss

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Medieval culture was intensely visual. Although this has long been recognised by art historians and by enthusiasts for particular media, there has been little attempt to study social display as a subject in its own right. And yet, display takes us directly into the values, aspirations and, indeed, anxieties of past societies. In this illustrated volume a group of experts address a series of interrelated themes around the issue of display and do so in a way which avoids jargon and overly technical language. Among the themes are family and lineage, social distinction and aspiration, ceremony and social bonding, and the expression of power and authority. The media include monumental effigies, brasses, stained glass, rolls of arms, manuscripts, jewels, plate, seals and coins. Contributors: MAURICE KEEN, DAVID CROUCH, PETER COSS, CAROLINE SHENTON, ADRIAN AILES, FREDERIQUE LACHAUD, MARIAN CAMPBELL, BRIAN and MOIRA GITTOS, NIGEL SAUL, FIONN PILBROW, CAROLINE BARRON and JOHN WATTS.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Peter R Coss
ISBN 9781843830368
Antall sider 296 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 23,4cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 458 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Maurice Keen, Peter R. Coss