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    Death, Art, and Memory in Medieval England The Cobham Family and Their Monuments, 1300-1500

    ISBN-10: 0198207468
    ISBN-13: 9780198207467
    Edition: 2001
    Author(s): Nigel Saul
    Description: In this innovative and compelling book Nigel Saul approaches the world of the medieval gentry through the monuments they left behind them. The Cobham family left the largest and most spectacular collection of brasses in Britain in their church at  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2001
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
    Publication Date: 6/7/2001
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 304
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 0.770
    Language: English

    In this innovative and compelling book Nigel Saul approaches the world of the medieval gentry through the monuments they left behind them. The Cobham family left the largest and most spectacular collection of brasses in Britain in their church at Cobham, and other magnificent brasses in Lingfield, and elsewhere. Medieval brasses have hitherto been studied chiefly from an antiquarian or technical perspective; Nigel Saul for the first time shows how they served as a link between the living and the dead. Commemoration was inseparable from the wider dynamics of society. Through the brasses and through family history he takes us to the heart of gentry aspirations and fears, successes and disappointments. This extensively illustrated study offers a new paradigm for the study of medieval church monuments and makes a major contribution to our understanding of gentry culture.

    Introduction: Problem and Method
    The Cobhams: The Family and their Experience
    Cobham Church and College
    The Market for Brasses
    The Brasses at Cobham
    The Cobhams of Sterborough
    The Brasses and Monuments at Lingfield
    Brasses Elsewhere to the Cobhams
    Conclusion: Lineage and Commemoration
    Appendix
    Genealogies
    Bibliography
    Index

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