Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The - download pdf or read online

By Charlotte A. Stanford

The ebook of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is a unprecedented medieval rfile relationship from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, service provider and aristocratic sessions. those members indexed presents to the cathedral building fund given in trade for prayers for the donors' souls. the development directors (the Oeuvre Notre-Dame) additionally outfitted a chapel devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary within the nave that housed the publication and showcased prayers and much for the development benefactors. Chapel, ebook and west entrance undertaking shaped a 3 half commemorative process that appealed to the trustworthy of the town and effectively competed opposed to different non secular institutions additionally delivering memorial providers. Charlotte A. Stanford's learn is the 1st to comprehensively research the unpublished booklet of Donors manuscript and express the categories and styles of presents made to the cathedral. It additionally compares those present entries with these in previous obituary documents stored via the cathedral canons, in addition to different medieval obituary notices stored by means of parish church buildings and convents in Strasbourg. research of the e-book of Donors notes the rise of private information and requests in fifteenth-century entries and discusses the various memorial possibilities to be had to the religious. This research attracts a vibrant photo of lifestyles in overdue medieval Strasbourg as noticeable throughout the lens of devotional and memorial practices, and should be of specific curiosity to students of artwork historical past, reminiscence, and medieval city life.

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