A Bibliography of Westminster Abbey

November 2005
400 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Westminster Abbey Record Series
ISBN: 9781843831549
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press

A Bibliography of Westminster Abbey

A Guide to the Literature of Westminster Abbey, Westminster School and St Margaret's Church, published between 1571 and 2000

First bibliography of all printed material concerned with Westminster Abbey, from parliamentary papers to guide books.
Westminster Abbey is one of the most significant ecclesiastical institutions in Britain and occupies a unique position in the life of Church and Nation. Founded as a Benedictine monastery c.960, it is the coronation church and a royal mausoleum, a place of worship and an architectural masterpiece, a national shrine whose collection of monumental sculpture is of international renown. The Abbey's history is inextricably linked with that of both Westminster School [governed directly by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster until 1868] and of St Margaret's church [built by the Westminster monks for the local community, and closely associated with the Abbey ever since].

This fully-indexed bibliography is the first of its kind dedicated to a major church, and is a fundamental contribution to the historiography of Westminster Abbey. It provides full bibliographical details of more than 3300 printed works, including parliamentary papers, editions of archival sources, guide books, theses, historical monographs and journal articles. Covering a huge range of subjects from art and architecture to poetry, sermons and Westminster School grammars, it is an indispensable reference work for anyone seeking to know more about this remarkable institution.


Broad in its scope and coverage. As the first comprehensive bibliography on a major British church, this work stands as a model for future projects on similar subjects. [.] Scholars wishing to do research on any aspect of Westminster Abbey, Westminster School, or St. Margaret's Church must begin with Trowles's indispensable Bibliography. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
A valuable addition to any academic collection. REFERENCE REVIEWS
A valuable conspectus of material for the study of three celebrated and closely associated institutions of great historical interest. THE LIBRARY
A very useful work. ARCHIVES

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