Charlotte A. Stanford's Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The PDF

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By Charlotte A. Stanford

ISBN-10: 1409401367

ISBN-13: 9781409401360

The publication of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is a rare medieval rfile courting from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, service provider and aristocratic periods. those members indexed presents to the cathedral development fund given in alternate 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 ebook and showcased prayers and lots more and plenty for the development benefactors. Chapel, ebook and west entrance venture shaped a 3 half commemorative process that appealed to the devoted of the town and effectively competed opposed to different non secular institutions additionally supplying memorial services.

Charlotte A. Stanford's learn is the 1st to comprehensively learn the unpublished booklet of Donors manuscript and express the kinds and styles of presents made to the cathedral. It additionally compares those reward entries with these in past obituary documents saved through the cathedral canons, in addition to different medieval obituary notices saved by way of parish church buildings and convents in Strasbourg. research of the publication of Donors notes the rise of non-public information and requests in fifteenth-century entries and discusses different memorial possibilities to be had to the religious. This research attracts a shiny photo of existence in overdue medieval Strasbourg as visible throughout the lens of devotional and memorial practices, and may be of specific curiosity to students of paintings historical past, reminiscence, and medieval city life.

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