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Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Cambridge
College, Church and City

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392 Pages 259 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Cambridge explores the archaeology, art, architecture of Cambridge in the Middle Ages, a city marked not only by its exceptional medieval university buildings but also by remarkable parish churches, monastic architecture and surviving glass, books and timber work.

The chapters in this volume cover a broad array of medieval, and later, buildings and objects in the city and its immediate surrounds, both from archaeological and thematic approaches. In addition, a number of chapters reflect on the legacy and influence medieval art and architecture had on the later city. Along with medieval colleges, chapels and churches, buildings in villages outside the city are discussed and analysed. The volume also provides detailed studies of some of the most important master masons, glassmakers and carpenters in the medieval city, as well as of patrons, building types and institutional development. Material objects and their human makers, patrons and users are both represented by its contents. The volume sets the archaeological and art historical analysis in its socioeconomic context; medieval Cambridge was a city located on major trade routes and with complex social and institutional differences.

In an academic field increasingly shaped by interdisciplinary interest in material culture, Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Cambridge marks a major new contribution to the field, focussing on the complexity, variety and specificity of the buildings and objects which define our understanding of Cambridge as a medieval city.

Table of Contents

Medieval Cambridge: borough, churches and colleges in their economic and social context

John S. Lee

A ‘coffin’ for St Audrey. Some misunderstandings about Middle-Saxon Cambridge?

Paul Everson and David Stocker

The Late-Saxon Graveyard at Cambridge Castle and the Origins of Urbanism in Cambridge

Paul Everson and David Stocker

The People of Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge in the Twelfth Century

Catherine E. Hundley

Exploring the Changing Face of Architecture across the Long Twelfth Century: the Lost Anglo-Norman Churches of Augustinian Barnwell Priory and the Scattered Remains of Romanesque Cambridge

Jill A. Franklin

The Parochial Nave in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Cambridgeshire

Meg Bernstein

Two early collegiate parish churches in Cambridge: St Michael’s and Little St Mary’s

Paul Binski

Raising Expectations: Patronage and the architecture of collegiate churches in and around Cambridge in the early fourteenth century

Andrew Budge

An Architecture of Incumbency? Burwell and Beyond

Zachary Stewart

John Wastell, Architect, Genius and all-round Mr Fix-it

Francis Woodman

Thomas Loveday and his ‘occupation of carpynter’s craft’

Lucy Wrapson

‘Souvent me souvient’: Remembering Lady Margaret Beaufort’s painted glass in Cambridge

Anya Heilpern

The aesthetics of change: Edward III’s Secretum Secretorum and English manuscript illumination of the fourteenth century.

Michael A. Michael

Common Seals?: The Iconography of the Medieval Seals of Cambridge Colleges

Nicholas Rogers

Robert Willis on Cambridge: Church, Colleges and City

Alexandrina Buchanen

Morris, Leach, Parr and Gothic Mural Decoration in Victorian Cambridge

Spike Bucklow

Oxbridge in America: Archaeology, Emulation, and Disneyfication

Arnold Klukas

Site Reports

The Anglo-Saxon Church of the Holy Trinity at Great Paxton

Eric Fernie

St Bene’t, Cambridge

John McNeill

Jesus College Chapel

Peter Draper and Richard Halsey

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Gabriel Byng holds a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship at the University of Vienna and was previously a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. His first monograph, Church Building and Society in the Later Middle Ages, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Helen Lunnon is Head of Learning at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Her fascination with the mutual influence of people, places, and things is explored in East Anglian Church Porches and their Medieval Context, published by Boydell and Brewer in 2020.