The Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys

The Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys by Stephen Friar

Title: The Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys
Author: Stephen Friar
ISBN10: 0750938900
ISBN13: 978-0750938907
Publisher: History Press Ltd; UK ed. edition (February 22, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Architecture
Size PDF: 1434 kb
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Rating: 3.7/5
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Pages: 448 pages
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The Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys by Stephen Friar


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Abbeys and cathedrals are hugely appealing to all who love history, architecture, archaeology and heritage. They are among the most visited sites and buildings in the United Kingdom and abound in historical interest. Newcomers to the study of abbeys and cathedrals as well as more experienced researchers will find Stephen Friar's Companion essential reading. Informative, knowledgeable and wide-ranging, it contains over 1,200 entries. If you are not sure just what an 'ambulatory' is, or just when and how the great cathedrals passed from monastic to secular use, this is the book you need. Entries cover the history and development of abbeys and cathedrals from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present; monasticism, life in a monastery, monastic estates; canons and collegiate foundations; masons, glaziers, architects; furnishings, symbolism; relics, shrines, pilgrims; music, choirs; the parts of an abbey or cathedral;