English Aristocratic Women's Religious Patronage, 1450-1550

The Fabric of Piety

Barbara J. Harris

English Aristocratic Women's Religious Patronage, 1450-1550

Barbara J. Harris

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

208 pages | 12 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $99.00 ISBN: 9789462985988 Will Publish June 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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 Harris shows, reveals their responses to the religious revolution and signifies their preferred identities.
 
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