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Gothic Tombs of Kinship in France, the Low Countries and England

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Texte du rabat Gothic Tombs of Kinship is a study of one monumental tomb type in Northern Europe, traced from the thirteenth throu... Lire la suite
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Gothic Tombs of Kinship is a study of one monumental tomb type in Northern Europe, traced from the thirteenth through the fifteenth centuries. This is the first extensive treatment that recognizes the kinship tomb for what it is, rather than compounding it with its celebrated counterpart, the ceremonial tomb, where the final rites or funeral procession of the deceased are represented. The unique characteristic of a tomb of kinship is that it includes a figurative representation of a family tree.

This book establishes the kinship tomb as an important Northern European iconographical type, equal in interest to the ceremonial tomb as a manifestation of the mentality of the late Middle Ages. It traces the development of the type from its inception in France and diffusion in the Low Countries and England until its vulgarization in prefabricated tombstones and alabaster tombs in the fifteenth century. The study demonstrates that after being imported into England in the late thirteenth century, the kinship tomb became a vehicle for Edward III's assertion of his claim to the French throne and, inspired by the king and court, the preferred type of the fourteenth-century English baron. Limited to the princes and knights and their ladies in the thirteenth century, the tomb was adopted by the minor gentry and the middle class by the late fourteenth century, with a corresponding change from an extended family program to one confined to the nuclear family.

Gothic Tombs of Kinship identifies a representative number of kinship tombs from the period and the territories that marked their apogee, deciphers their programs, and places them in their cultural context.

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Establishes the kinship tomb as an important North European iconographical type, equal in interest to the ceremonial tomb as a manifestation of the mentality of the late Middle Ages. The text traces the development of the type from its inception in France until it vulgarisation in the 15th-century.

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Titre: Gothic Tombs of Kinship in France, the Low Countries and England
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Code EAN: 9780271018591
ISBN: 978-0-271-01859-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Pennsylvania State University Press
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 280
Poids: 1220g
Taille: H279mm x B216mm x T22mm
Année: 2000

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