Heraldry, Pageantry and Social Display in Medieval England
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296 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

12 colour. 49 b/w. 4 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

Heraldry, Pageantry and Social Display in Medieval England

Edited by Peter Coss and Maurice H Keen

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Discussion of display through a range of artefacts and in a variety of contexts: family and lineage, social distinction and aspiration, ceremony and social bonding, and the expression of power and authority.
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 waywhich 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, FRÉDÉRIQUE LACHAUD, MARIAN CAMPBELL, BRIAN and MOIRA GITTOS, NIGEL SAUL, FIONN PILBROW, CAROLINE BARRON and JOHN WATTS.
"Here is a world once largely the property of antiquarians brought together once again, properly valued and appreciated, and reintegrated into our picture of medieval society." ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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Title Details

296 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

12 colour. 49 b/w. 4 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press