Heraldry, Pageantry, and Social Display in Medieval England

Heraldry, Pageantry, and Social Display in Medieval England

Heraldry, Pageantry, and Social Display in Medieval England

Heraldry, Pageantry, and Social Display in Medieval England

Synopsis

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. Among the themes are family and lineage, social distinction and aspiration, ceremony and social bonding, and the expression of power and authority. The objects studied include monumental effigies, brasses, stained glass, rolls of arms, manuscripts, jewels, plate, seals and coins. PETER COSS is Professor of Medieval History, Cardiff University. MAURICE KEEN is Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.