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M. Carter
The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300-1540

XLVII+328 p., 110 b/w ill. + 8 colour ill., 4 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58193-4
Languages: English
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A major reappraisal of the art and architecture of the Cistercians in the late Middle Ages

The Cistercian abbeys of northern England provide some of the finest monastic remains in all of Europe, and much has been written on their twelfth- and thirteenth-century architecture. The present 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.

Featuring over a hundred illustrations and eight colour plates, this book demonstrates that the Cistercians remained at the forefront of late medieval artistic developments, and also shows how the Order expressed its identity in its visual and material cultures until the end of the Middle Ages.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

Abbreviations

Colour Plates

Introduction: Debates and Definitions

Chapter 1: The Evidence

Chapter 2: Patronage

Chapter 3: Religious Art

Chapter 4: Death and Commemoration

Chapter 5: The Art and Architecture of Cistercian Nuns

Chapter 6: Suppression and Survival

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : religious orders
Cistercians
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Art History (general)
Medieval art history
Architecture
Medieval architecture
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
British Isles

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