Renaissance and Medieval

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1 Rose, Martial Stories in Stone: the Medieval Roof Carvings of Norwich Cathedral
0500279373 / 9780500279373; The magnificent roof bosses of the Norwich Cathedral are one of the great hidden glories of medieval art. There are more than 1, 000 of these delightfully carved and painted keystones in the high stone vaulting, dating from 1300 to 1515 and measuring between eight and twenty-four inches wide. The vast majority are figure carvings uniquely linked together in storytelling patterns, reflecting a variety of pagan, Christian, and folk subjects. In quantity and quality, Norwich's bosses are among the most impressive in Europe, while their narrative arrangement makes them unparalleled in the medieval world. This book reproduces the most striking and interesting examples, selected from the hundreds of exquisite photographs taken by the distinguished photographer Julia Hedgecoe, under the auspices of the cathedral. They are introduced and fully described in a lively text by one of Norwich's foremost medieval historians, Martial Rose. 144 pages including a bibliography, listing of illustrations and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Thames & Hudson
New York, 1997, 
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2 Winstead, Karen A. (editor and translator) Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends
0801435692 / 9780801435690; NEW - (From the Introduction) Many readers of this book no doubt grew up hearing stories about the saints. To me, the most arresting were those of the girls, some scarcely older than I was, who became virgin martyrs by suffering excruciating tortures to safeguard their "purity. " The proportion of legends with unusual plots is higher in this collection than it was in English anthologies. Most Middle English virgin martyr legends compactly narrate the universal story of the saints suffering and martyrdom. I am catering to the modern reader's taste for diversity. In doing so, I am participating in the enterprise of the medieval writers I am translating - that of making old stories accessible to new readers, who are attracted to them for reasons very different from those of the very earliest audiences. 201 pages including appendices and 7 illustrations. The binding is reddish cloth. Issued without a jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Cornell Univ Press
Ithaca, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
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