Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys by Stephen Friar
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Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys
By Stephen Friar

The Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys

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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; the history of reform movements and their effects on abbeys and cathedrals; the new cathedrals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the restoration of Roman Catholic dioceses and their cathedrals - and many more topics. In addition, the Companion is lavishly illustrated and has an index, lists of addresses and further reading, making it the complete reference work for anyone interested in abbeys and cathedrals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750938907
ISBN-10: 0750938900
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Britain's cathedrals remain potent symbols of religious continuity. Their purpose was to reveal God's majesty, to declare the supremacy of the Church and the devotion of the men who built them. This title contains over 1,450 entries, together with lists of useful addresses. It covers subjects like architecture, liturgy, history and monasticism.

Sutton Companion to Castles by Stephen Friar Sutton Companion to Castles, Paperback (February 2007)

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Sutton Companion to Local History by Stephen Friar Sutton Companion to Local History, Paperback (August 2004)

A guide to local history, archaeology, architecture and landscape. It answers many of the questions that arise in the course of local history research and travel and provides a starting point for further enquiries. It is suitable for the beginners and the experienced researchers alike.

Sutton Companion to Churches by Stephen Friar Sutton Companion to Churches, Paperback (November 2003)

A comprehensive guide to churches dating from the post Roman period to the present day. It covers such subjects as architecture, fittings and furnishings, decorative and allegorical features, stained glass, heraldry, traditions and customs, ecclesiastical history, and the role of the church in its community.

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Author Biography - Stephen Friar

Stephen Friar is a writer and researcher specialising in history, heraldry and genealogy. His previous books include Heraldry, The Companion to Local History, The Sutton Companion to Churches and The Sutton Companion to Castles, all published by Sutton.

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