English Medieval Sculpture

Author: Arthur Gardner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 362

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First published in 1951, this volume provides a historical study of English sculpture during the medieval period.

Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

Author: Rosemary Cramp

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Art

Page: 446

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This analytical catalogue of sculpture from the historic counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire provides a new perspective on the artistic achievement of the late Saxon kingdom. The volume includes individual pieces of the highest quality such as the Bradford-on-Avon and Winterbourne Steepleton angels or the newly discovered figures from Congresbury. Most of the monuments were carved at a time when Wessex art was at its zenith in the tenth and eleventh centuries, a formative period for English cultural identity. This volume sets the sculpture within an historical, topographical and art-historical context, highlighting the close links with contemporary styles in manuscripts and metalwork. Full photographic records of each monument present many new illustrations unique to this volume. An indispensable research tool for all those interested in the early medieval world, this volume is also an authoritative aid for local historians.
Literary Criticism

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

Author: Marion Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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A Handbook to Middle English Studies presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore the relationship between critical theory and late medieval literature. Includes 26 new essays by leading scholars of late medieval literature Sets the new standard for an introduction to the study of late medieval literature Showcases the most current cutting-edge theoretical research Demonstrates a range of approaches to late medieval literature Brings together critical theory and medieval literature