Amsterdam University Press
English Aristocratic Women and the Fabric of Piety, 1450-1550
Title
English Aristocratic Women and the Fabric of Piety, 1450-1550
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€ 85,00
ISBN
9789462985988
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
266
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Dimensions
23.4 x 15.6 cm
Discipline
History
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Barbara J. Harris

English Aristocratic Women and the Fabric of Piety, 1450-1550

The role played by women in the evolution of religious art and architecture has been largely neglected. This study of upper-class women in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries corrects that oversight, uncovering the active role they undertook in choosing designs, materials, and locations for monuments, commissioning repairs and additions to many parish churches, chantry chapels, and almshouses characteristic of the English countryside. Their preferred art, Barbara J. Harris shows, reveals their responses to the religious revolution and signifies their preferred identities.

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Author

Barbara J. Harris

Barbara J. Harris is professor emeritus of history and women’s studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.