The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, C.1300-1540

The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, C.1300-1540 - Medieval Monastic Studies

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The Cistercian abbeys of northern England provide some of the finest monastic remains in all of Europe, and much has been written on their architecture. This study is the first in-depth analysis of the art and architecture of these northern houses and nunneries in the late Middle Ages, and questions many long-held opinions about the Order's perceived decline during the period c.1300-1540. Extensive building works were conducted between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries at well-known abbeys such as Byland, Fountains, Kirkstall, and Rievaulx, and also at lesser-known houses including Calder and Holm Cultram, and at many convents of Cistercian nuns. This study examines the motives of Cistercian patrons and the extent to which the Order continued to enjoy the benefaction of lay society.

Book information

ISBN: 9782503581934
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
Imprint: Brepols
Pub date:
DEWEY: 726.709427
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xlvii, 328
Weight: 925g
Height: 240mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 25mm