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Title :

Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales

Author :
THOMPSON, Michael ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
From 1133 to 1536 there were 17 bishops' sees in England and four in Wales. Two of these 21 sees had two cathedrals : Bath and Wells and Coventry and Lichfield. At each cathedral the bishop had a house or palace. Describes the surviving medieval remains there and the far more numerous manor houses and castles owned by the bishops, as well as their London houses. Describes how the buildings relate to the way of life of the bishops in relation to their duties and their income and how in particular the dramatic social changes of the later middle ages influenced their form. The work of the great bishop castle-builders of the 12th c. is discussed as are the general history of the medieval house with its early influence from the continent, and the changes in style of hall and chamber. Includes a survey of 1647 of the Archbishop's palace at Canterbury before demolition. ;
Pagination/Size :
207 ; xi, 207 p.; 108 ill.; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Grande-Bretagne ; Palais épiscopal ; Société ; 1100-1700 ;
Descriptors :
Bishops' palaces ; Great Britain ; Society ; 1100-1700 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24992663 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1840142774 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Aldershot; Brookfield; Singapore; Sydney; Ashgate
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ; SINGAPORE ; AUSTRALIA ;