Category: Renaissance and Medieval


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Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends

By: Winstead, Karen A. (editor and translator)

Price: $41.40

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, U. S. A., Cornell Univ Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002308

ISBN: 0801435692

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 partic... View more info

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Stories in Stone: the Medieval Roof Carvings of Norwich Cathedral

By: Rose, Martial

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 1997

Seller ID: 002640

ISBN: 0500279373

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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... View more info