Alban and St Albans
Roman and Medieval Architecture, Art and Archaeology
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This is a collection of eighteen papers presented at a conference that was held at the Hatfield Campus of the University of Hertfordshire with 122 members and guests from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Germany and Norway were present. The papers are on the research on various aspects of the art and architecture of the abbey, at St Albans and provides an ideal forum for bringing together many aspects of the abbey’s history.
Table of Contents
Religion and Art in St Alban's City; The late antique Passion of St Alban; Britain's Other Martyrs: Julius, Aaron and Alban at Caerleon; The Origins of St Albans Abbey: Romano-British Cemetery and Anglo-Saxon Monastery; Offa, Aelfric and the Refoundation of St Albans: The Alban Cross; Early Recycling: The Anglo-Saxon and Norman Re-use of Roman Bricks with special reference to Hertfordshire; The Medieval Building Stones of St Albans ABbey; Remembering St Alban: the Site of the Shrine and the Discovery of the Twelfth-century Purbeck Marble Shrine Table; The Place of St Albans in Regional Sculpture and Architecture in the Second Half of the Twelfth Century; The Thirteenth-century West Front of St Albans Abbey; The Gothic Reconstruction of the Nave and Presbytery of St Albans Abbey; A Survey and Dating of the Timber Structures in the Central Tower of the Abbey Church; Pilgrims' Souvenir Badges of St Alban; The St Albans Monks and the Cult of St Alban: the Late Medieval Texts; The Chantry of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; The Great Screen and its Context. By a variety of contributors.
Martin Henig, Phillip Lindley