Title :

The London Merchant Taylors

Author :
SANKEY, David ;
Conference :
The archaeology of Reformation 1480-1580; Leeds; Maney ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Archaeological and historical research into the role of the Fraternity of Merchant Taylors through the Reformation are combined to illustrate the transformation from the consolations of a Catholic faith-based community to a forum for secular feasting and political enhancement, as well as philanthropy and corporate charity. Charts the consequent changes in the structure of the hall complex and interrogates the archaeological and historical record of the neighbourhood within the Company's freehold. The Company's prominent role in promoting education, advancing Renaissance, Protestant and Counter-Reformation curricula is examined in the context of the growth in literacy which contributed to a shift from pictorial or iconic instruments of collective instruction to text-based individual religious study. The assault by Crown and Company on the monopoly trade privileges of London's craft mysteries marked a linked shift in the political and social settlement from medieval to modern worldviews. These changes encouraged the growth and wealth of the gentry, and of London in particular, laying the ground for subsequent republican and dissenter movements. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. IV; 7 ill. (2 col.); 2 plans ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Architecture ; Archéologie ; Charité ; Commerce ; Corporation ; Culture ; Grande-Bretagne ; London (GBR), Merchant Taylors' Company ; Maison de guilde ; Réforme ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Archaeology ; Architecture ; Charity ; Commerce ; Culture ; Great Britain ; Guildhalls ; Guilds ; London (GBR), Merchant Taylors' Company ; Reformation ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24875646 ;
ISBN 1904350003 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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