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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...

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Main Author: Harris, Barbara J. 1942- (Author)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
Series:Gendering the late medieval and early modern world ; 2.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:"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, and commissioning repairs and additions to many of the parish churches, chantry chapels, and almshouses characteristic of the English countryside. Their preferred art, Barbara J. Harris shows, reveals their responses to the religious reformation and signifies their preferred identities."--Back cover.
Physical Description:1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789048537228
9048537223
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.