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
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
266
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
History
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Reviews and Features

"English Aristocratic Women is useful for scholars and more general readers interested in women's piety and their responses to the religious culture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Readers interested in the role of women in the evolution of religious art and architecture of the period will also appreciate the author's profound insights, accessible writing, and thorough research."
- Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Anglican and Episcopal History Vol. 89, 4 (2020)

"In this deeply informative and important work of scholarship Harris demonstrates time and again that, through provision for their souls and their bodies, many aristocratic women living through the Yorkist and Tudor reigns sought to affirm in death their own vision of self-hood often denied to them in life."
- Kelcey Wilson-Lee, Church Monuments 33 (2018)

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.