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The Archaeology of Reformation,1480-1580

The Archaeology of Reformation,1480-1580 (Hardback)

By Gaimster, David
Edited by Gilchrist, Roberta

Traditionally the Reformation has been viewed as responsible for the rupture of the medieval order and the foundation of modern society. Recently historians have challenged the stereotypical model of cataclysm, and demonstrated that the religion of Tudor England was full of both ...continuities and adaptations of traditional liturgy, ritual and devotional practice. Monastic ruins and defaced shrines represent the material legacy of Dissolution and iconoclasm, but can archaeology contribute more to our knowledge of cultural change than simply a record of destruction? Can archaeology reveal the diversity of popular responses to the Reformation? In contrast to the written record, archaeology has the potential to tell us more about attitudes to the new liturgy on the ground, both within the elite and amongst the wider population.This volume contains contributions given at the Archaeology of Reformation conference, which was hosted jointly by the Societies for Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology. Papers are spread across five themes: public worship and iconoclasm, private devotion and material culture, dissolution landscapes and secular power, corporate charity and Reformation, and burial and commemoration. The essays discuss the extent to which the study of buildings, graveyards, funerary monuments and domestic artefacts can enhance our understanding of the religious, social and cultural changes generated by the Reformation. Case-studies from Scandinavia and western Europe provide an international perspective to the study of the British experience.
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ISBN 9781904350002
Released NZ 1 Sep 2003
Publisher Maney Publishing
Format Hardback
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Series Society of Post-medieval Archaelogy Monograph (part: No. 1)
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ISBN-13 9781904350002
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Publisher Maney Publishing
Imprint Maney Publishing
Released 1 Sep 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gaimster, David
Edited by Gilchrist, Roberta
Series Society of Post-medieval Archaelogy Monograph (part: No. 1)
Category Archaeology By Period / Region
Number of Pages 486
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 940.23
Weight 1,134g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education